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The latest news at Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.

Research projects seeks patients to share their experiences

A first of its kind research project is looking for Gold Coast Health patients to share their interest in filming their clinical encounters.

New community vaccination centre offers convenience and accessibility

The finishing touches are this week being put on Gold Coast’s new COVID-19 community vaccination centre in Broadbeach, adjacent to the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on the Gold Coast Highway.

It only takes a minute to change someone’s life

Southport mother Melissa Eckersley is urging Gold Coasters to register as an organ and tissue donor, having experienced the difference this selfless act has made to her son’s life.

Doctor credits team for emerging leader in palliative care award

Gold Coast Health’s Dr Graham Grove has been awarded the 2021 Emerging Leader in Palliative Care Award but says the credit really needs to go the amazing team he works with.

A collapsed lung study which involved Gold Coast Health emergency medicine researchers wins award

The Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA) has announced equal winners of the 2021 Trial of the Year - the five-year comparative study into collapsed lung conservative versus interventional treatment, and the ProPSMA prostate cancer study.

Gold Coast Health spinal injuries paper receives international acclaim

Dr Sandeep Bhuta is a Neuroradiologist at Gold Coast University Hospital, Professor in Neuroradiology at the School of Medicine, Griffith University, and Menzies Health Institue.

If that long list of appointments wasn’t impressive enough, Dr Bhuta has now also been given the Certificate of Merit award by the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) at last months annual conference for his project, "Cervical Spine Ligamentous Injuries Bridging the Gap between Neuroradiologists and Neurosurgeons."

Modelling software helps fight against COVID-19

Groundbreaking COVID-19 modelling software designed on the Gold Coast is playing a key role in the fight against the pandemic – and its creators hope it will also help win the war against future diseases.

Professor Chris Stapelberg, the Joint Chair in Mental Health for Gold Coast University Hospital and Bond University, began work on the Discrete-Event, Simulated Social Agent-Based Network Transmission (DESSABNeT) model in early April last year, as Australia was gripped with fears over COVID-19.

Same day service is delivering slam dunk results for skin cancer patients

A new same day ‘see and treat’ service is delivering slam dunk results for patients with non-melanoma skin cancers.

Fewer than half of eligible Gold Coasters use free, life saving screening program

Each week in Australia, almost 300 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer and more than 100 people will lose their lives.

New permanent location for free breast cancer screening on the Gold Coast

A new permanent BreastScreen Queensland clinic on the Gold Coast will help boost access to free breast cancer screening for local women.