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Travel subsidy helps overcome distance barrier

Travel subsidy helps overcome distance barrier

The Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme is there to help people access healthcare not available in the district.   The scheme is there to make sure that those who need subsidy get it, and that otherwise the money is continued to be spent on services in our hospital.   If you are referred to a specialist […]

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Gladstone’s chest pain pathway leads the way

Gladstone’s chest pain pathway leads the way

This weekend some of you may have seen the news about Nambour Hospital and their new way of treating people with chest pain.   Gladstone staff won an award for their “Fast-Track” Chest Pain pathway in May this year at the 9th Australasian Healthcare Redesign Summit held in Brisbane.   Called “Busting the Bottleneck in […]

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Come and say hello at Gladstone Hospital Open Day

Come and say hello at Gladstone Hospital Open Day

This week we will be having an Open Day at the Gladstone Hospital for everyone to come along and see what we are doing here.   The day will run on Sunday 13th October from 10am – 3pm, with a flag-raising ceremony at 11am.   There will be tours of the hospital running all day […]

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Partnership delivers Health for All

Partnership delivers Health for All

The Rio Tinto “Here for Health” initiative has been very successful in helping us build confidence in the hospital and a greater understanding of the services available to you, the Gladstone community. We worked with the Mater Hospital, GP Superclinic, BITS Medical Centre, private specialists, CQ Medicare Local, Liz Cunningham, Cr Gail Sellers, Ken O’Dowd […]

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Gladstone Hospital opened its doors to public

Last week we opened our doors and invited you in to see what we do.   We have upgraded our front entrance and now have the Queensland, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags flying.   I’m pleased some of you took the time to come on a tour of the different services.   We gave […]

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Nowadays there are more and more medications that people are taking

Nowadays there are more and more medications that people are taking

When admitted to hospital we take a history of the medications you are taking, including over the counter and herbal medicines. These medications all work together and we need to know everything you take so we can make the right decisions about treatment. It is really helpful to staff to have an up to date […]

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Stay safe on the school holidays

Stay safe on the school holidays

School holidays often result in extra injuries from days spent skateboarding, horse riding, motor biking and more.   This means we expect more of you at the Accident and Emergency Department.   We have radiographers available during the day to take X-rays, and the same people are on call overnight.   If you have a […]

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Barney Point Foreshore Redevelopment

Barney Point Foreshore Redevelopment

Gladstone Regional Council unveiled the $1.6 million redevelopment of Barney Point Foreshore on August 27, 2014. The Barney Point foreshore parkland upgrade included additional landscaping of the area, installation of new park furniture and barbecue facilities, revised car park layouts and construction of beach access ramps and new pathways to cater for family and group […]

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Safety comes first at Gladstone Hospital

Safety comes first at Gladstone Hospital

Statistics about the death of babies 28 days and under were in the newspaper last week.   These statistics cover all babies who are born here, or return to the area and then die, before 28 days of life.   All babies who are over 20 weeks gestation are included, so if a mother loses […]

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Cancer Care

Cancer Care

As modern medicine conquers different diseases it means that we all live longer and so we are more likely to experience cancer.   One third of us will get some sort of cancer and so there is probably not a family that has not been touched by cancer and its effects.   So it is […]

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