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Gold Coast Health News

The latest news at Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.

ArtBeat strikes a chord with Mental Health Week

Gold Coast Health is taking time out to celebrate the creativity of mental health consumers this Mental Health Week with ‘ArtBeat’ in full swing at Gold Coast University Hospital.


Portrait illustrates special messages about inclusion and diversity

Art imitates life in this painting of Gold Coast Health Emergency Department's Dr Dinesh Palipana OAM.


Spotlight on life as a hospital pharmacist

Three pharmacists share their career stories as we mark the role and contribution pharmacists make to Gold Coast Health ahead of World Pharmacists Day on 25 September.


Surgeon says its all about the right care for the right situation

Meet orthopaedic surgeon Dr Sonja Schleimer.

Dr Sonja Schleimer is one of our Orthopaedic Surgeons specialising in adult and paediatric foot and ankle surgery. 


Act now to prevent a trip to the Emergency Department

With the onset of spring and smoky summer skies, Gold Coast Emergency Department Acting Director Dr Hayley Frieslich is reminding people to manage their chronic respiratory issues and avoid a trip to the ED.


Infection control trainees spread the word

A new traineeship is giving Gold Coast Health nurses the opportunity to learn more about infection control and become a valuable resource and role model for their peers.


Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is the time to take action and get tested

Alan Bishop says there’s no time like September – Prostate Cancer Awareness Month – for men to take action with their health.
It’s something he wishes he had done earlier.


Gold Coast Health staff make connections for RU Ok? Day

Small gestures can have a big impact.


Pandemic brings medical world closer together

According to Gold Coast Health upper gastrointestinal surgeon Dr Philip Townend, Australian hospitals have played a key role in research related to the impact of COVID-19 on surgical patients and services.


Gold Coast Health nurse is the People's Choice

Being named a winner at the 2021 Queensland Nursing Midwifery Union Practice Awards is extra special for Ella Van-de Velde Fidock because it was voted on by her peers and community.