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Health alert: Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)


Million-dollar cancer care research grant backs COVID-19 telehealth trend

PAH Chair in Cancer Nursing Prof Ray Chan is leading new research into how follow-up care for cancer survivors can be transformed via telehealth courtesy of a five-year $1.5 million National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Investigator Grant.

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Dr Runnegar chairs fight against COVID-19 in Queensland

Infectious Diseases Specialist and Microbiologist Dr Naomi Runnegar is leading the fight against coronavirus in Queensland in her role as Co-Chair of the newly established Statewide Clinical Infection Network (SCN).

Early detection key to bowel cancer elimination and recovery

Hundreds of Queenslanders who die from bowel cancer each year can be saved through regular screening, according to the latest National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) data reported by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. 

Drug used to slow kidney disease found to be ineffective

A new study conducted by PAH researchers to determine the efficacy of kidney disease treatment Allopurinol has shown the drug is ineffective which will mean just one less medication to be taken by up to 20 per cent of patients.

Innovative health justice partnership takes on elder abusers

Older Australians entering the hospital system are being protected by the Older Persons Advocacy and Legal Service (OPALS), a special collaboration between Metro South Health and Caxton Legal Centre Inc.

Dr Manaan Kar Ray on Men’s Health Week: “It’s time to talk about men’s mental health”

Psychiatrist and Divisional Director Adult Mental Health at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Dr Manaan Kar Ray, is on a mission to save men’s lives. The starting point, he says, is having a simple conversation.

Professor Thomas acknowledged for outstanding contribution to medicine

PAH Consulting Rheumatologist Professor Ranjeny Thomas has been awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in the General Division in recognition of her significant service to medical education and research, and to rheumatology.

Melissa makes mark with McGrath Foundation supporting women with breast cancer

For Melissa Gosper, providing vital physical and emotional support for women diagnosed with breast cancer at Princess Alexandra Hospital is more than a job.

Social distancing no barrier to care during coronavirus pandemic

Movement restrictions enforced throughout COVID-19 have had little impact on the PA Hospital Movement Disorders clinic with telehealth technology supporting patients with Parkinson’s Disease, tremors, dystonia and other movement disorders across the Sunshine State.

‘Waste not, want not’: Noel Matson talks hospital waste reduction on World Environment Day

Princess Alexandra Hospital has unveiled the latest major step in the battle to address waste in healthcare with the addition of a new food waste dehydrator which will convert thousands of kilograms of food waste into soil and save the hospital about $50,000 a year. 

World-first 3D-printed bone surgery a game changer

A new medical procedure involving 3D-printed bone pioneered by Princess Alexandra Hospital surgeon Dr Michael Wagels, has given traumatic brain injury patient Brodie Ellis a second chance at life.