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The latest news at Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.

ED staff assess a patient at Gold Coast University Hospital

Emergency Director expects lockout laws to reduce alcohol-related presentations

Emergency Director expects lockout laws to reduce alcohol-related presentations
 


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Whooping cough cases surge on Gold Coast

Gold Coast Health has renewed calls for parents to ensure their children are up to date with vaccines following a surge in whooping cough cases.


Dr Ben Anderson with former patient Lee Hoskin.

Heart surgery patient reunited with cardiac team

Grandmother Lee Hoskin has been reunited with the team who saved her life as Gold Coast University Hospital’s (GCUH) Cardiac Surgery Service prepares to care for its 500th patient.
 


Partners urged to avoid booze during pregnancy

Gold Coast Health’s leading foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) expert has encouraged more partners to share the responsibility for avoiding alcohol when planning for and during pregnancy.


Newborn Care Unit nurses Lynn Little, Caitlin McGuire, Zani Lee and Mela Sinnung with the customised technology.

Nurses add security blanket for GCUH's sickest bubs

Gold Coast University Hospital’s Newborn Care Unit has become the first in Australia to introduce ground-breaking technology that allows nurses to be alerted about serious patient events via their handheld phones.


Patient Bob Levy with Michael Powell, Pharmacist Advance – Cancer and Blood Disorders.

Gold Coast Health marks World Cancer Day

Gold Coast Health joins the international health community to recognise World Cancer Day.


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Tips to beat the heat as temperatures rise

Drink plenty of water, keep cool, take care of others and have a plan.


Holly Pakula, Liz Green, Dr David Green and Dr Kevin McNamara.

Experts address inquiry into alcohol-fuelled violence

Key members from Gold Coast Health’s emergency and mental health departments have shared insights into the impact of alcohol-fuelled violence at a key public hearing.


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Social media putting staff in the spotlight

The metrics are in and the analytics clear - Gold Coast Health staff are flourishing under the limelight of social media.


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What really happens in an Emergency Department on Australia Day

As Gold Coast Health’s Emergency Department staff ready themselves for their Australia Day shifts, we revisit a compelling article by The Weekend Australian Magazine’s Trent Dalton, who spent a few hours inside Gold Coast University Hospital’s ED on 26 January, 2014.