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Gold Coast Health News

The latest news at Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.

Showing support for Lismore Hospital flood victims

Community connections crossed borders when a team of our social workers travelled to Lismore Hospital to present a morning tea and gifts to social workers there.

The red flags that set apart Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Do you know the difference between Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)?

Gold Coast knowledge powering remote health improvements

A Gold Coast Health paediatric critical care nurse is taking her research project from the coast to country in remote Queensland courtesy of a $1.6 million grant from the Medical Research Future Fund.

Study shows better outcome for voice patients

Earlier assessment of patients with voice symptoms by speech pathologists can significantly improve the outcome for patients, according to a clinical research study at Gold Coast Health.

Volunteer workforce is a crucial part of the health service

Our volunteer workforce is starting to increase in numbers again, in the wake of the recent pandemic wave.

Championing care for older and frail patients

Meet Geriatrician Shameem Beebeejaun, who works with the Geriatric Emergency Department Intervention (GEDI) and RACF Acute Support Services (RASS) services.

Every day is Mother's Day

The first weekend in May represents a special day for mums but at Gold Coast University Hospital’s birth suite, every day is Mother’s Day.

Period of PURPLE crying in babies

Crying in babies is normal. It is their way of communicating. They could be hungry, tired, bored, cold, hot or in pain. It is also their way to relieve stress, and sometimes, it is their way to wind down and settle. Often it is suggested that crying babies in the early weeks may have colic or reflux, but more often than not, in this 0–3-month period, they are just experiencing a normal phase in their development. 

Book your child in for a dental check-up today

There has never been a better time to book your child in for a dental check-up, according to Oral Health Therapist Schantelle Nasufovic. 

Opportunity to join Human Research Ethics Committee


Gold Coast Health is seeking volunteer members to sit on its Human Research Ethics Committee.

The committee meets 11 times a year and has four objectives: