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Gold Coast Health News

The latest news at Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.

Fabric heart donations needed to bond premmies and parents

The simple act of holding your baby is something parents in Gold Coast University Hospital’s (GCUH) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) can’t always do.

Safer Baby Bundle rolls out at Gold Coast Health to reduce the rate of stillbirth

Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) is among Queensland hospitals implementing a new program designed to significantly reduce the rate of late gestation stillbirth.

Emily is living her dream of working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

Emily Vella always wanted to work in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health – she just didn’t picture it would be as a child health nurse.

Research helps understand ways to prevent delirium in patients

Associate Professor Laurie Grealish is working on Subacute and Aged Nursing research in her conjoint role with Gold Coast Health and Griffith University, and has an interest in preventing delirium in patients in hospital settings.

Social work values fit with what Kim wanted from her career

It was advice from someone important in her life that prompted Kim to start a career in social work – despite not knowing what it was.

Research ethics committee seeks new member

The Gold Coast Health Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) is taking Expression of Interest (EOI) for a female lay member, which is a voluntary position.

Early intervention important when it comes to hearing loss in children

“Younger is better. Parents should get on to any potential hearing issues as soon as possible,” she said.

Emergency staff recognised for humanitarian effort

Several Gold Coast Health Emergency Department (ED) staff have been recognised for their humanitarian work in the Philippines, in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.

Don't wait to have hearing loss diagnosed

“The kids were telling me for ages, ‘you are going deaf Dad’ and they used to call me ‘Hey’ because that’s what I said all of the time,” Patrick said.

Research funds for children with broken arms

A Queensland Advancing Clinical Research Fellowship of almost $145,000 will help Dr Peter Snelling complete a research project which explores the benefits of point-of-care ultrasound for children with broken arms.