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Evidence guides safe patient treatment

Evidence guides safe patient treatment

As a patient what could be more scary than a healthcare professional looking at you then getting out a book to “read up” on what to do next?   But is that what they are really doing?   In the past 30 years or so we have realised that there are good and bad ways […]

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Transfer can be the best move

Transfer can be the best move

When a patient needs care that we cannot offer here in Gladstone then we transfer them out by ambulance or by air.   Often it is obvious immediately the patient arrives that they will need transfer, sometimes it takes longer to determine that.   As soon as we know air retrieval is needed we contact […]

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Gladstone Hospital welcomes new junior doctors

Gladstone Hospital welcomes new junior doctors

This week is the last week of the employment year for the Resident Medical Officers in Queensland, which means next week is the beginning of a new employment year for junior doctors. All the residents change employment at the same time; January 20. Residents are doctors who are registered but have not yet entered specialist […]

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Christmas a busy time for Emergency Department

Christmas a busy time for Emergency Department

Once again it is school holidays and time for everyone to have a break and open those presents.   But it is also a time when we see increased numbers through the Accident and Emergency Department.   From 20 December to 6 January the hospital will not be carrying out any elective surgery, we will […]

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Employment Security and Gladstone LiLo’s

In a rapidly changing world filled with uncertainty, Gladstone offers something that many places don’t – security. Security means different things to different people but for many it means the relative security of employment with a member of the Gladstone Industry Leadership Group (GILG).  For these six major Gladstone industries, security of employment translates to […]

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Gladstone Rental Prices Continue to Ease!

For many people the great Australian dream is to own their own home. This is true for roughly two thirds of Gladstone residents who either own their home outright or who pay off a home mortgage.  However for the remaining one third of Gladstone residents who rent their home, the last few years certainly haven’t [...]

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