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Gold Coast Health News

The latest news at Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.

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.

Gold Coast Health junior doctors blitz fellowship exams

Junior doctors from two important specialty areas, emergency medicine and internal medicine, at Gold Coast University Hospital and Robina Hospital have outperformed their counterparts in their final examination results.

Heart attack survivor beats the odds to give back to others

A Gold Coast man who had 29 cardiac arrests during an emergency heart procedure has joined with doctors to warn other people living with diabetes to watch out for signs of heart attack. 

18 October 2019 Measles Notification

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