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PAH Pharmacy slashing unnecessary waste

Departments across the Princess Alexandra Hospital are continuing to look at ways to reduce clinical waste across the campus with Pharmacy popping the tabs on some key changes that have resulted in $40,000 of savings from reducing discarded medications.

Patients liver-ing their best life

Patients with liver failure will have the support of an integrated team thanks to a new model of care from the Princess Alexandra Hospital Hepatology Clinic.

Gavin’s road recovery from life-changing trauma

Suffering horrific injuries in a workplace incident earlier this year, Gavin Boekel is now on the road to recovery at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and coming to terms with the incident that almost cost his life.

Hopkins Centre receives grant to help connect those with a disability

Metro South Health and Griffith University’s Hopkins Centre has launched a citizen science project allowing people with disabilities to share their experiences and stories to improve the services that these people need and use.

GEDI’s harnessing the power at PAH

GEDI nurses have been launched at Princess Alexandra Hospital, mobile phone at the ready, and skills honed to protect frail and elderly patients from delays in admission for specialist care in our clinical universe.

National Pain Week Profile – Occupational Therapist, Michael Deen

Pain is one of the most common reasons that people seek medical help, yet it remains one of the most misunderstood areas of healthcare. One in five Australians live with chronic pain and the prevalence rises as we age.

PAH ED one of the country’s premier training facilities

Princess Alexandra Hospital’s Emergency Department (PAH ED) has been awarded 24 months advanced training accreditation after being one of the first to go through the new Australasian College of Emergency Medicine accreditation guidelines.

MSH/UQ study into mental health life expectancy

Research reveals the impact of mental health on life expectancy

As part of a new study commissioned by University of Queensland, Metro South Health (MSH) researchers have discovered an 18-year life expectancy gap between people with mental illness and the general population that can only be bridged by protecting patient’s physical and mental health.

Flu cases four times higher than this time last year across Metro South region

Residents living in Brisbane’s south and across the Scenic Rim are being reminded to get a flu shot and stay at home if unwell with the number of flu cases already four times higher than the same time last year across the Metro South region.

Spike in transplants at PA Hospital

Queensland’s centre for liver and kidney transplant, Princess Alexandra Hospital has experienced a spike in transplants in the lead up to winter with 31 transplant operations in the past three weeks.

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