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Gold Coast Health News

The latest news at Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.

Ultrasound screening reduces x-rays for children with broken arms by two thirds, study shows

Gold Coast Health Paediatric Emergency Physician Dr Peter Snelling has proven ultrasound as a tool for screening distal forearm fractures in children, reducing ED wait times and significantly reducing the number of x-rays required.

Waijungbah Jarjums wins Premier's Reconciliation Award

Gold Coast Health has won the Queensland Reconciliation Award for Health and Wellbeing as well as the prestigious Premier’s Reconciliation award for the Waijungbah Jarjums Service for Maternal and Child Health.

Gold Coast babies gifted a lullaby


Every child born on Yugambeh Country has been gifted a revitalised version of an ancient lullaby.

Community Connect News

New PET scanner improves patient diagnosis capabilities

Gold Coast patients will get earlier cancer diagnoses and more efficient treatment with the installation of a new cutting-edge digital PET scanner at the Gold Coast University Hospital.

Recognising and supporting trauma survivors

The goal of the Trauma Survivors Network (TSN) is to help survivors and their families connect with others and rebuild their lives.

Childhood Immunisation safeguards against disease

Gold Coast parents are being urged to vaccinate their children against diseases like measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria and meningococcal. 

Volunteers are the backbone to Gold Coast Health

Many people who come through the doors of the Gold Coast’s public hospitals are familiar with the smiley faces and bright blue shirts of the volunteers who help direct people around the hospital and support patients on the wards and at clinical appointments.

Medication-related harm intervention $1.5 million funding

A Gold Coast Health team will implement a novel intervention to reduce medication-related harm after securing almost $1.5 million from the Medical Research Future Fund to investigate how to decrease medication-related harm following discharge from hospital.

Dialysis care on wheels to hit the Gold Coast

Gold Coasters with chronic kidney disease will soon have access to dialysis treatment closer to home thanks to $1.6 million in Palaszczuk Government funding.

The Big Red Kidney Bus will be equipped with three haemodialysis spaces and start travelling throughout the Gold Coast in mid-2023.

This 18-month pilot program between Queensland Health and Kidney Health Australia will provide more accessible treatment and teach patients how to carry out dialysis at home.