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Gold Coast Health News

The latest news at Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.

New medical interns start rounds at Gold Coast hospitals

The next wave of medical interns has arrived at Gold Coast Health to start a new chapter of their careers.

The 91 junior doctors are participating in a two-week orientation program to familiarise themselves with the health service, its clinical practice and procedures.

Next week they will begin the first of five rotations through a variety of hospital areas that may include general medicine, surgery, emergency medicine and additional elective terms in other specialised areas such as anaesthetics, psychiatry and more.

Heed the underwater hazards on the Gold Coast this summer

Gold Coast beach-goers are urged to be wary of poisonous creatures – from stingers to noxious fish – lurking beneath the waves this summer. 

3 January 2020 Measles Notification

The Gold Coast Public Health Unit has been notified of a case of measles on the Gold Coast.

Best in the bone business to mentor Australia’s top medical students

Almost 20 of the country’s top medical students are on the Gold Coast to learn techniques and skills from some of Australia’s best orthopaedic surgeons.

New model just the medicine for emergency demand

A new model of care in the Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) emergency department is reducing the time patients wait to be seen and is improving their flow through the hospital service.

Health service triples research projects in five years

Gold Coast Health is rapidly expanding its research capability, delivering more than 150 research projects each year, a marked increase from five years ago.

Improving antibiotic prescribing

Gold Coast Health Researcher and Emergency Department Registrar Laura Hamill is delving into doctors’ antibiotic prescribing habits in our Emergency Departments.

Ultrasound trial could rule out x-rays for common kids arm injury

In the first trial of its kind, a bedside ultrasound study based at Gold Coast University Hospital could spell the end of unnecessary x-rays for children presenting with suspected forearm fractures.

Gold Coast Health drives state-wide solution for critically-ill children

A Gold Coast Health Paediatric Emergency physician and a Senior Paediatric Pharmacist have combined their expertise to drive the development of a resource already improving the accuracy of care delivered to critically unwell children across Queensland.

Doctors strike a paws for their health and wellbeing

Junior doctors have unleashed their creative capabilities by building a teddy bear during a lunch break and donating it to a sick child.