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Clinical trial promotes rethink of care pathway for patients with liver damage

A new clinical trial co-led by PA Hospital Hepatologist Professor Elizabeth Powell and Dietitian Dr Ingrid Hickman is set to introduce better and faster assessment and treatment of patients with Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in the community.

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HabITec partnership uses technology to enhance life for patients with disability

Metro South Health’s Occupational Therapy Department and Division of Rehabilitation has partnered with The Hopkins Centre and Menzies Health Institute Queensland at Griffith University to create HabITec, a new clinical setting at Princess Alexandra Hospital integrating life-enhancing technologies into the rehabilitation programs of patients with disability.  

"No judgement": Todd Sellwood says compassion is key to caring for people with addiction

When Nurse Navigator Todd Sellwood engages with drug and alcohol addicted patients presenting to PA Hospital’s Emergency Department, he says empathy is always his starting point.

Early management best medicine for diabetes

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and QEII Endocrinologist Dr Shanthi Kannan has a simple message for anyone experiencing common symptoms of the disease.

Social Work team speaks out against domestic and family violence

QEII’s Social Work team has kicked off their participation in the United Nations’ 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign this week with a show of orange in keeping with the event’s global theme for 2020: "Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!"

Wellness Interest Group keeps QEII staff wellbeing in focus

Emergency Department Physician Dr Una Harrington knows first-hand that supporting patients in hospital can be stressful and demanding work, which is why she leads QEII’s Wellness Interest Group.

SWIFT checklist gets green light for statewide rollout

QEII Emergency Department’s SWIFT (Safe, Well organised, Inter-Facility Transfer) initiative has been selected by Clinical Excellence Queensland’s PROV-ED Project for rollout in Emergency Departments across the Sunshine State. 

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Ten things you didn't know about Beaudesert Hospital

They say people living in small country towns know everything about everyone, but Beaudesert Hospital has a few little secrets local residents may find surprising.

New hospital artwork brightens outlook

Families can enjoy a brighter outlook from the birthing suites at Beaudesert Hospital with new artwork unveiled this week as part of NAIDOC Week celebrations.

Many hands make light work of COVID-19

When the first wave of coronavirus hit Queensland early this year, staff from PA Hospital’s Permanent Nurse Pool (PNP) leapt into action. Acting Nurse Manager Adrian Man said his team had scaled up significantly in response to the looming health challenge.

Safeguarding antibiotics takes tenacity and teamwork

Princess Alexandra Hospital’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Team is working hard to support clinicians to achieve optimal patient outcomes today and tomorrow by overseeing the allocation of antibiotics to treat infections across the health service.

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