Make your Christmas count for more this year

Wednesday 24 October 2018
Merry Christmas, wonderful person. So it is that time of the year again… Why not make your Christmas count for more this year by fundraising for Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Foundation and asking for donations in lieu of gifts? Your support will allow RBWH Foundation to continue to provide the highest levels of patient care as well as invest in the latest technology, equipment, research. Click the “Start Fundraising” button to create a personalised fundraising page and ask your friends and family to donate to your page this Christmas. RBWH Foundation ...

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Million Meters for Melanoma

Wednesday 10 October 2018
Million Metres for Melanoma is a group of extraordinary men who are aiming to run a million meters from the 16 October to the 19 October on a treadmill in the main foyer of the RBWH. They are also aiming to raise $250,000 in the memory of Pheobe Eales who lost her battle with melanoma in 2014. All funds raised will assist in establishing a melanoma unit at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital. To read more about there story or to make a donation please visit www.millionmetresformelanoma.com

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International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

Monday 8 October 2018
October 15, 2018  Sadly many families lose their precious babies during pregnancy and shortly after birth. Although the statistics on infant death have improved significantly over the past 100 years, pregnancy and infant loss is still prevalent in our society with 1 in 4 confirmed pregnancies ending in miscarriage before 20 weeks and 1 in 120 births resulting in stillbirth or a newborn death. International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day on October 15th is for us to ensure that although they may be gone, these babies are never forgotten. It is a day to ...

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Royal Run for Research Results

Thursday 11 October 2018
Royal Run
The Royal Run for Research is over again for another year.  A huge thanks to all the runners and walkers who joined us at Kurilpa Point Park on Sunday 7 October to tackle either the 8km or 6km course to help raise funds for medical research conducted at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.  Thanks also goes to RBWH's Physiotherapy who have been running this event for the past 30 years! To see all the winners from the day and race times, click here.

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Baby takes after his acrobat mum

Wednesday 26 October 2016
Former contortionist and contestant on Australia’s Got Talent Jodie Hollis-Tobin knows the limits of her body, but the recent premature birth of her son certainly put her lithe frame to the test. When baby Tobias decided to enter the world at just 25 weeks gestation at the end of June, 20-year-old Jodie was terrified knowing her baby was in distress. Already two centimetres dilated and having regular contractions as she checked RBWH, Jodie recalled how frightening the experience was for her and bub. “His heart beat was dropping to 45 beats per minute and I was ...

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24 years caring for premmies

Wednesday 26 October 2016
A photo wall in the corridors of the RBWH’s Neonatal Unit features the little graduates who had a tough start to life. The photos are a reminder for staff of the important role they play in the lives of premature babies and their families. “It always gives us pleasure and satisfaction to look at the photos and see how well those families are doing despite some very difficult circumstances,” says Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Karen Hose. With two adult children of her own, Karen has been nursing for many years, 24 of those in Neonatal care. “Working in ...

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Lady in Red

Wednesday 26 October 2016
Daphne Griffith was recently awarded an Order of Australia Medal in recognition of her work as a volunteer not only with the Royal but also with the Red Cross and St John’s Ambulance. Daphne has been volunteering at RBWH for 35 years.  She first started in 1979 as a Cherry Lady with the RBWH Auxiliary.  Since then she has held many positions throughout the hospital, most recently helping with various administration duties in the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Department, as well as Physiotherapy.  Daphne recently made the decision to retire and take a well-deser...

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Princess Olive

Monday 19 September 2016
Sarah Jackson’s tumour diagnosis then news of a much-wanted pregnancy leads to a battle to save them both.

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