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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.

Artificial Intelligence lands at PAH

Australia’s first digital hospital, Princess Alexandra Hospital, is continuing to expand its technological footprint with the introduction of TESA the artificial intelligence (AI) robot into the Oncology clinic as part of a limited trial into how AI can assist healthcare into the future.

Research into early intervention for Brain Injury proving successful at PAH

A Princess Alexandra Hospital Speech Pathologist has led research into the effectiveness of strategy-based treatment for reading comprehension during the early rehabilitation phase for adults with acquired brain injury with all trial patients showing improvement over a six-week period.  

PAH undertaking its own 'War on Waste'

Princess Alexandra Hospital has been waging its own war on waste by introducing waste reduction and recycling initiatives throughout the hospital with a 600,000kg reduction in waste in 2018.

Anaesthetics perfusion training Dr Francesca Rawlins

PAH perfusionists leading the way

Princess Alexandra Hospital specialist training for cardiac anaesthetists offering a higher-level training in cardiac perfusion has resulted in new recognition as a Perfusion Centre of Excellence.

4D tours PAH to better understand patient flow

Princess Alexandra Hospital’s Senior Nursing staff from Ward 4D have undertaken a pilot project this week to better understand patient flow throughout the hospital.

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