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Gold Coast Health News

The latest news at Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.

Rhea’s research part of historic Lancet issue

Gold Coast Health breast surgeon Dr Rhea Liang has become a part of history this month by having her research study published in The Lancet’s first edition devoted to women.

Facts on falls show more caution is needed with ladders

Gold Coasters are being urged to take more care when using ladders and scaffold to access high places.

December data confirms record year for emergency departments

Presentations to Gold Coast emergency departments increased by 5 per cent in December 2018 compared to December 2017, performance data released today has shown.

Finding light in the Lavender Unit - a new family’s journey

A young Gold Coast couple have bravely shared their experience with postpartum psychosis and depression in a Gold Coast Health video that aims to raise awareness of the mental health support available for new parents.

New immunisation clinic for northern Gold Coast families

Gold Coast Health is partnering with the Benevolent Society to give more children the opportunity for greater protection against life-threatening vaccine-preventable diseases.

Fresh faces at Gold Coast hospitals

Ninety-one junior doctors start the next stage of their medical careers at Gold Coast Health hospitals this month.

Joint police and mental health program extended

A ground-breaking program providing mental health support in policing matters has been extended to a five-day operation following a successful three-month pilot on the Gold Coast.

Emergency departments set record for patients treated in 2018

Gold Coast emergency departments have seen a record number of patients in 2018, with more critically ill patients being treated than ever before.

New therapy space opens for Robina rehab patients

Robina Hospital’s inpatient rehabilitation unit has a new therapy space that will help patients return home faster and reduce the risk of readmission.

Early success for tube-weaning trial

The first families to benefit from our Improver-funded project to help parents wean their babies from tube feeding came together with past tube graduates this week celebrating with a Christmas picnic.