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Gold Coast Health News

The latest news at Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.

New termination of pregnancy laws begin

From today, all Queensland women can now seek a termination of pregnancy without fear of committing a criminal offence following the introduction of new laws.

Gold Coast Health staff celebrate year of achievements

Gold Coast Health staff celebrated their achievements and those of individual colleagues at the health service’s annual staff awards at The Star on 24 November.

Artwork commemorates organ and tissue donors

Gold Coast University Hospital and DonateLife Queensland will today unveil an artistic tribute to organ and tissue donors and their families who make transplantation possible.

Exploring impacts of an electronic medical record

Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) has hosted a wide-ranging discussion on the benefits and challenges of moving from paper-based patient information to an electronic medical record (ieMR).

Gold Coasters score well in health report card

Gold Coast Health has congratulated the city’s population for reducing their health risk, but doctors say there is work to do to reduce hospitalisations.

$1m in grants to support health research

More than $1 million in grants were today awarded to Gold Coast Health clinicians and researchers for research projects that will improve the health care delivered to Gold Coasters.

Health data and collaboration in focus for research week

Health professionals, academics, clinical researchers, biomedical scientists and students will gather today for the first day of the annual Gold Coast Health Research Week Conference.

Culture of success under pins community healthcare

Gold Coast Health has delivered a record number of healthcare services while maintaining a balanced budget in an environment of extraordinary growth.

New forensic service a national first

Specially-trained forensic physicians will now work as part of Gold Coast Health’s emergency departments following changes introduced on 1 October.

‘Goldie for a grower’ brings unexpected joy to drought victims

Gold Coast Health’s drought fundraising campaign ‘Goldie for a Grower’ has brought welcome relief to the isolated community of Toompine near Quilpie in western Queensland.