Gold Coast Health News
The latest news at Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.
Gold Coast Public Health Unit has been notified of two additional infectious cases of measles on the Gold Coast. One case is a school-aged child from the Gold Coast who recently returned from overseas where they acquired the virus. The other is an adult who visited the Gold Coast from Sydney.
Gold Coast Health welcomed its largest cohort of newly qualified nurses and midwives last month.
The Tugun Satellite Hospital – co-named Banyahrmabah – on the southern Gold Coast is expanding its services with the introduction of the Kidney Dialysis Clinic and the The Women, Newborn, and Children's Clinic.
Pharmacy Services at Tugun Satellite Hospital are also now open on weekdays, providing dispensing services to patients within the facility and to patients managed by Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) and Robina Hospital specialist outpatient services.
The new cohort of junior doctors will spend two-years rotating across various disciplines throughout Gold Coast University Hospital.
Community and consumer engagement isn’t just a biproduct of providing a public service. At Gold Coast Health it lies at the heart of everything we do.
Gold Coast Health partners with consumers and community groups to ensure that we continue to meet the needs of our community, working together to co-design services, improve our facilities, and achieve better outcomes for our patients, their families and their carers.
Dr Keijzers, Senior Staff Specialist Emergency Physician and Adjunct Professor of Emergency Medicine at Gold Coast Health, is Gold Coast Health Researcher of the Year, one of seven Research and Transformation Award winners announced at the recent Research, Innovation and Transformation Showcase.
Project Officer Stacey Paton has dedicated the past two years to helping bring Tugun Satellite Hospital to life. With the doors of its Minor Injury and Illness Clinic now open 8am-10pm, seven days per week, Stacey is enjoying the satisfaction of seeing the project from concept to delivery.
We are incredibly proud of our high-performing Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) Trauma Service team, and if proof of their excellence is required, the 2023 Australia and New Zealand Trauma Society (ANZTS) awards certainly provided it.
‘Lucky’ probably isn’t the first word that comes to mind when you look at motorcycle enthusiast, Trevor, nursing injuries from head-to-toe.
But this chatty Irishman considers himself the luckiest man alive because he has access to the award-winning Trauma Centre team that he credits with saving his life.