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A little support makes a lot of difference when it comes to dementia

If there's one person who understand the demands of caring for a person with dementia, it is Kelli Flowers. The Dementia and Delirium Nurse Navigator based at PA Hospital specialises in supporting patients with dementia and their carers to manage the condition from hospital bed, to home and beyond. 

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Trevor Watkins talks post-mortem imaging: a behind the scenes look

Hospitals are designed to be places of healing and recovery, but when the worst happens and further investigation for the cause of death and underlying natural disease is requested by the treating clinician, Radiology Staff Specialist Dr Trevor Watkins says clarity can be achieved with minimally or non-invasive techniques through post-mortem imaging.

Cutting edge radiation treatment tackles tremor

Doctors at the PA Hospital are giving hope to the thousands of Queenslanders who suffer from Parkinson’s disease (PD) and other movement disorders with a new treatment for tremor.

New wheelchair skills training area prepares patients for life after hospital

As one of the first patients to lay some rubber on the newly completed wheelchair skills area, Jacques Jacobie said he is enjoying the challenge of the space which is providing him with new goals to be achieved along his rehabilitation journey.

Centre of Research Excellence in Digestive Health established to improve outcomes for patients with chronic digestive disorders

With unexplained gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms a common and costly burden for many Australians, a new NHMRC funded Centre for Research Excellence launched on Wednesday 9 September, to advance the understanding, identification and treatment of chronic digestive diseases.

New floor signage brings comfort to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients

PA Hospital’s Surgical Care Unit (SCU) has taken a novel approach to communicating coronavirus infection control advice with the integration of First Nations artwork into the design of directional and social distancing floor markers.

ICU celebrates 400th Transition Support Program graduate

PA Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has reached a major training milestone with Registered Nurse Aya Torbey becoming the 400th person to successfully complete its Transition Support Program (TSP) for novice ICU clinicians.   

Special message of love on Father’s Day during COVID-19 restrictions

Patient in the Spinal Injuries Unit, Stewart Ritchie was brought to tears after a Father’s Day message was artistically posted in view of his ward on a pedestrian walkway at PA Hospital on Friday.

Built to last: Noel celebrates gold anniversary with Metro South Health

After half a century on the job, it’s hard to think of an employee who knows more about Metro South Health facilities than Noel Reeves.

Miraculous liver subject of new podcast featuring transplant surgeon Dr Peter Hodgkinson

If there’s a topic Dr Peter Hodgkinson knows well, it is the liver. The experienced transplant surgeon spoke to Queensland Health's My Amazing Body podcast about his organ of choice and what it takes to replace it.

Terrific trio take home Teaching Excellence Awards

Emergency Medicine doctors Andrew Churchman, Jonathon Isoardi, and Darren Powrie have each received prestigious Teacher Excellence Awards from the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM).