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The latest news at Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.

Lived experience powerful support for mental health carers

Two carers receiving support from Gold Coast Health’s Carer Peer Workers have shared their stories in a bid to reduce mental health stigma and make a difference to other families impacted by mental illness.

Art festival true to the beat of Mental Health Week

A main event in the Gold Coast Health calendar is in full-swing as the health service celebrates the creative strengths of people living with mental health illness for Queensland Mental Health Week.

First of its kind research project looking for clinicians

With a passion for social justice, Laura Ryan felt there was something missing in her corporate career so she left that life behind, instead pursuing social work.

No place like home: dialysis treatment is a game changer

Michelle Ruha’s life could look very different. She could spend every second day in hospital, instead she is able have her life saving treatment fit in around her schedule.

Seven years of tertiary level care

The move from the old Gold Coast Hospital to the Gold Coast University Hospital was considered the biggest planned hospital move in Australia’s history at the time. 

Health heroes mapping the way to tackle COVID-19

Deputy Premier and Minister for Health Steven Miles and Member for Gaven Meaghan Scanlon saw first hand how epidemiologists used a contract tracing app which was developed in a matter of weeks to help fight COVID-19 on the Gold Coast. 

The Deputy Premier visited the Carrara Health Precinct on the Gold Coast to thank staff for their tireless efforts to support Queensland’s COVID-19 response.

“Queensland’s health response has been possible due to the hard work of our health heroes,” Mr Miles said. 

Small connections powerful in socially distant times

At a time when our ability to bond with each other in person is reduced, every connection counts.

Monthly Projects enrolling subjects

Monthly projects enrolling subjects

Gold Coast Health doctor embarks on international journey

A Gold Coast Health doctor will spend the next three years in the United Kingdom researching better medical outcomes for children after she was awarded a prestigious scholarship to the University of Oxford.

Gold Coast home to world first robotic clot retrieval

The first stroke patient in the world to have a large brain blood vessel clot treated with a robotic arm has been reunited with the Gold Coast Health clinical team who performed the groundbreaking procedure at Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) this year.