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Gold Coast Health News

The latest news at Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.

ICU Director Jon Field

A rare insight into the world of an Intensive Care Unit

Intense by name. Intense by nature. Working in an ICU is not for everyone as Gold Coast University Hospital’s Intensive Care Director Jon Field explains in this interview.


Trisha O'Brien, from the Homeless Health Outreach Team, pauses for a drink at the General Wellness Centre tent.

Gold Coast Health connects mental health service providers

Gold Coast Health is leading the way in strengthening relationships between service providers to improve community care for people with mental illness.


Kim Hurst

A mother's thanks to the woman who saved her little girl

“Now we were in a small meeting room at the Gold Coast Child & Youth Mental Health Service.


Belinda Davie and Thushara Joseph help patient Norma Lowe settle in to the new ward at Robina Hospital.

Robina a place to call home for Carrara staff and patients

Carrara staff and patients are settling well into their home at Robina Hospital after a successful move on Wednesday.


Nick Sutton is recovering in Gold Coast University Hospital with mum Helen

Praise for Gold Coast Health Children's Critical Care team

It has been a difficult week for young Nick Sutton and his family.


NCU Registered Nurse and Midwife Margaret Alcock welcomes a fresh batch of lovingly crafted donations.

Margaret inundated with support for precious premmie babies

Margaret Alcock is the Gold Coast’s link between premature babies adapting to their first days of life with caring women who love to put meaning into their craft.


Carrara Health Centre staff are farewelling the aged care and rehabilitation facility as Gold Coast Health is rolling out a new model of care for their patients.

Staff and patients farewell Carrara Health Centre

A final emotional chapter has been written in the history of Carrara Health Centre, with past and present staff coming together to celebrate their quality care of thousands of elderly patients at the site.


Mylie Walker was the 1000th patient to be treated at the Children’s Critical Care Unit. Unit Director Dr Phil Sargent presented Mylie with a certificate and teddy bear alongside Mylie’s Dad Shannon, Mum Casie and brother Ace

1000th patient for GCUH Children's Critical Care Unit

When little Mylie Walker arrived at Gold Coast University Hospital’s Paediatric Emergency Department struggling to breathe little did she know she was about to become a milestone patient.


Board Chair defends Mental Health Services

Board Chair defends Mental Health Services

Gold Coast Health Board Chair Ian Langdon has launched a passionate defence of the city’s public mental health services.


Val Heaton and Bob Curtis from Rotary Runaway Bay, mum Amanda Shutes with Ivy Rose, and Paradise Point Community Bank representatives Britt Van Mengersen and Ian Johnston

Rotary shares birthday celebrations with newborns

Gold Coast University Hospital maternity patients have once again received generous gifts as part of a partnership between two community organisations and Gold Coast Health.