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Vascular Nurses have a blood-y blast

It’s vascular nurses’ week next week but Ward 1C has bypassed the blockage to celebrate early.

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Singing Cords returns to PA

Following a very successful 18 months of informal rehearsals, the Singing Cords are back at Princess Alexandra Hospital helping patients with a spinal cord injury to improve their respiratory health and have some fun along the way.

Image-ination with imaging in plastics

The emerging role of radiologists in clinically applied digital innovation will be explored at the TRI Innovation Summit this September. PA Hospital Deputy Director of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr Michael Wagels, knows the importance of a high quality radiology service.

Simple gel treatment prevents radiotherapy burns

PA Hospital Radiation Oncology researchers have proven a novel silicone-based gel dressing, which forms a film over the skin, can prevent burns from radiation therapy in head and neck cancer patients.

Research to improve Queenslanders wellbeing in the spotlight at The National Mental Health Services Conference

Addiction and Mental Health Services research to improve community wellbeing will be highlighted at The Mental Health Services Conference (TheMHS) in Brisbane next week.

Sterilising maintenance works at PAH

The Princess Alexandra Hospital is open and accepting patients. Less than 24 hours after a malfunction was detected with the sterilisation equipment used to prepare instruments for theatre, our investigation has identified a cause.

PAH Spinal Rehabilitation patients ready to take to the skies

Thanks to a generous donation from Swissport, Spinal Injury patients at the Princess Alexandra Hospital are able to prepare themselves for air travel in the comfort and safety of the rehabilitation unit with the support of the team and a very special wheelchair.

Brain Injury Awareness Week – Shannon Sharman Profile

Shannon never thought she would survive, let alone work or walk again; but thanks to a mammoth effort sourcing specialised medical equipment, Shannon was saved from catastrophic brain injury in the eleventh hour with a tricky brain stem operation to arrest her life-threatening brainstem haemorrhage.  

Who is the biggest falls risk?

Falls champion in Orthopaedics, Bonnie Cowan knows that the most typical candidate for a fall on her ward is not an elderly patient but a middle-aged male who reassures staff he is ‘okay’.

PAH donates lifesaving equipment to Sierra Leone

Princess Alexandra Hospital has made a life changing donation to the main hospital of Sierra Leone with a staff member making the journey to her home country to donate the medical equipment to Kambia Hospital.

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