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Gold Coast Health News

The latest news at Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.

Staff of the children’s ward in front of one of the colourful, vibrant murals.

Jungle fever hits children's ward

If these walls could talk there may be jungle sounds roaring through the children’s ward at Gold Coast University Hospital.

Lily Young with Gold Coast Health’s Dr Susan Moloney.

Water risks in the spotlight as summer rolls on

The family of a little girl who had a near drowning in a residential swimming pool has joined Gold Coast Health in urging for vigilance around water this summer

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Whooping cough reminder

An increased number of whooping cough (pertussis) cases recently diagnosed in the greater Brisbane area is a timely reminder of the benefits of vaccination.

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Urgent public health message: Reduce the risk of diarrhoea this summer

Gold Coast Health’s Public Health Unit has detected a higher than usual number of diarrhoea infections, which they have linked to swimming pools.

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Busting the food safety myths

Australian Food Safety Week 8 – 15 November 2015

With Australian Food Safety Week in full swing, it’s time to bust some of the many myths about food poisoning.