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Metro South Health

Metro South Health is the major provider of public health services in the Brisbane south side, Logan, Redlands and Scenic Rim regions. We employ more than 13,000 staff who provide specialist health care to a population of more than 1 million people, 23% of Queensland's population.

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Bowel cancer early detection is key

Bowel Cancer—early detection is key

Bowel cancer is Australia’s second biggest cancer killer but is one of the most treatable types if found early. This Bowel Cancer Awareness Month Princess Alexandra Hospital Health Promotion Officer Abby Fraser was encouraging the community to ‘Make No. 2 your No. 1 priority’ and participate in the free National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.

Dr Darshan Shah clot dissolving drug trial for stroke patients

Trial tests time-saving clot-dissolving drug

A clot-dissolving drug trial could see stroke patients receive life-saving treatment faster. The Princess Alexandra Hospital Stroke Unit was participating in a trial that aimed to show Tenecteplase, a clot-dissolving drug currently used in heart attack patients, could reduce treatment time for stroke patients by an hour.

Professor Sandro Porceddu with patient Robert Schampers

PAH leads trial pioneering new standard of care

Princess Alexandra Hospital’s Professor Sandro Porceddu has headed a new trial, which showed patients with advanced skin cancer can now be spared from having to undergo chemotherapy as surgery combined with radiotherapy was a more effective treatment.

Equestrian therapy - Emily Gerhardt

Horse brings hope at PAH

This week, Princess Alexandra Hospital patient Emily Gerhardt was paid a special visit from Gunner the therapy horse who has given her the confidence to return home. Growing up on a property outside of Goondiwindi, 24-year-old Emily spent her whole life around horses but after losing her leg following a farming accident she was hesitant about returning home.