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Sarah Welfare Admin Officer Oncology PAH

Dry July at PAH

Oncology Department Administration Officer Sarah Welfare has gone dry this July to support cancer services at Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH).  

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Dr Stephen Ayre appointed new Chief Executive

Metro South Health is delighted to welcome Dr Stephen Ayre as Chief Executive.

Operational Services mentor students at PAH

Operational Services mentor students

After a year of study and practical experience, 14 local high school students have graduated with a Certificate II in Health Support Services thanks to the help of Princess Alexandra Hospital Operational Services staff.

PAH celebrates NAIDOC

PAH celebrates NAIDOC

Music, dancing and heritage filled the Princess Alexandra Hospital Main Foyer on Tuesday as NAIDOC Week was kicked into full swing with an afternoon of celebration.

Restful Environment Project Trial - PAH news

Sound sleep now available at PA Hospital

Princess Alexandra Hospital has helped patients get the rest they need to recover, with a new trial project improving patient satisfaction in regards to sleep by an average of 28 per cent.  

Palliative care - PAH news

Honouring the lives of our patients

Last week, Metro South Palliative Care Service held their annual remembrance service where more than 200 people attended and honoured the lives of people who had died within the service in the last 12 months.

PAHHS Symposium speakers 2

International inspiration comes to PAH

The Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) Health Symposium is warming up to be PAH’s educational highlight of the year with two internationally-renowned keynote speakers announced this week.

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.

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