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Gaylene Jones quit smoking QEII

QEII helps grandmother keep her promise

A pinkie promise to her granddaughter and support from QEII Hospital has inspired 58-year-old Gaylene Jones to quit smoking. A former pack-a-day smoker, Gaylene tried to quit 10 times over the past 15 years but kept failing due to a lack of support and motivation.

QEII blood donations saves lives

QEII staff roll up sleeves to save lives

QEII Hospital staff rolled up their sleeves this week to help ensure the blood supply never runs dry. Red Cross Community Relations Officer Wes Thomas said more than 50 lives would be saved from the donations made.

Genelle Tilker QEII Hospital

Meet our QEII nurse of the year

For QEII Hospital Clinical Nurse Genelle Tilker treating her patients is not just about caring for them, but caring about them. The dedicated nurse of 14 years took out this year's QEII Hospital Nurse of the Year Award for her compassionate work treating patients with dementia and other medical illnesses.   

Rahm Rallah QEII Hospital

QEII Hospital working towards reconciliation with education

This National Reconciliation Week (Saturday 27 May to Saturday 3 June) QEII Hospital staff are being encouraged to ‘take the next step’ towards reconciliation, by improving cultural understanding and awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Dental therapist with child at QEII dental clinic

New kids dental clinic treats 750 children

The QEII Dental Clinic has welcomed more than 750 young patients since introducing children’s appointments to the service in December 2016.

QEII Hospital outpatient clinics cut surgery waitlists

QEII Hospital outpatient clinics cut surgery waitlists

Non-urgent (Category 3) outpatients surgery waitlists for orthopaedics, colorectal, gastroenterology, general surgery, gynaecology, and urology services at QEII Hospital have been eliminated or significantly reduced following an 18-month trial of four Allied Health Specialist Outpatient Clinics.

QEII Hospital wards alive with the sound of music

QEII Hospital wards alive with the sound of music

A new volunteer band has brought music and cheer to patients, visitors and staff at QEII Hospital.

Improving communication key for new QEII Allied Health Director

Improving communication key for new QEII Allied Health Director

After seven years as QEII’s Director of Occupational Therapy and an extensive clinical career in Queensland Health, Leo Ross has been appointed Director of Allied Health at QEII Hospital.

Graduate nurse Jessica Hope Baker secures full-time employment - QEII news

Graduate nurse secures full-time employment at QEII

Jessica was one of QEII's youngest nurses when she joined the Graduate Nurse Program at 20, but what she lacked in life experience she made up for with education and determination.

Prabha Selvanathan one of 12 new interns at QEII - qeii news

Local woman one of 12 new interns at QEII

“Growing up in this area, while you don't know every single patient who walks through the door, it definitely feels like home,” Dr Selvanathan said.

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