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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…


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…


Improving antibiotic prescribing

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


Ultrasound guided cannulation training hits the spot

A new ultrasound training initiative is helping Gold Coast Health emergency department clinicians to find a patient’s vein during cannulation…


Minor fracture study packs a big punch for patients

A Gold Coast Health led study into the treatment of a common hand injury is set to make a significant impact to fracture patient recovery times…


GCUH study has NICU babies listening to mums reading classic children’s book

Premature babies in the neonatal intensive care unit at Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) are listening to recordings of their mothers reading…


Australian-first program tackles child eating disorders

Gold Coast Health has become the first health service in Australia to introduce a new program that endeavours to prevent eating disorders by…


Gold Coast Health doctor lands study grant looking at improving sedation in children

A Gold Coast Health doctor has landed a $60,000 grant from the Emergency Medicine Foundation to look at how to make sedation a less stressful…


Clinical trial aims to change lives for MND patients

Gold Coast Health researchers are leading a world-first clinical trial into the effects of medicinal cannabis in treating people living with motor…



Last updated 08 Nov 2019