RBWH Foundation Funds LifeSaving Premature Baby Technology

Friday 21 February 2020 Each year more than 1,600 premature and sick newborns are admitted to the Grantley Stable Neonatal Unit at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, requiring specialist care and management. Sick babies can be admitted to the Neonatal Unit from the hospital or transferred from other hospitals across regional Queensland and northern New South Wales through South East Queensland’s Neonatal Retrieval Service (NeoRESQ), which is based at the RBWH. Professional training, education and preparation are crucial to the success of the NeoRESQ Service. Simulation tools such as ...

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RBWH Nurses reflect on a Lifetime of Service

Thursday 20 February 2020 2020 is a special year for the RBWH which is celebrating the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife and the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale. Patty, Marion, Valerie and Margaret are all retired nurses who currently volunteer at the Museum of Nursing History. Together they have seen many changes in health practices, medical technologies and even nursing uniforms throughout the eras. “Nurses wore different styles of headdress to signify their experience levels,” says Patty. Capes, veils and butterfly caps all featured as part of the ...

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Patients in Need

Thursday 20 February 2020
The RBWH Foundation has been a long-time supporter of the ‘Patients in Need’ program at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Helping patients for over 4 years, the program provides emergency supplies and clothing for patients when they need it most. Those supported can include victims of sexual assault, homeless people and mental health patients. RBWH Foundation Volunteer Manager, Simone James, says many organisations have been essential to the program’s success. “The Betty Cares Foundation came on board last year and donated Betty Basics ...

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Eat Walk Engage: Good News for Delirium Prevention

Thursday 13 February 2020
The RBWH Foundation is proud to support the outstanding work of the Eat Walk Engage program at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Eat Walk Engage is an evidence-based multidisciplinary delirium prevention program pioneered at the RBWH helping patients make a faster recovery from hospital. Delirium is a common hospital complication where a person suddenly becomes confused. “Delirium affects around one in three older people in hospital, but the condition is still under recognised by many medical, nursing and allied health professionals,” said RBWH ...

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2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife

Tuesday 11 February 2020
Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) is a world-class health facility, providing excellence in nursing and midwifery care to patients for 150 years. The RBWH is part of Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS), the largest and most diverse health service in Queensland. They represent one of Australia’s most dynamic nursing and midwifery workforces, employing more than 3,200 nurses and midwives in clinical, management, education and research roles. 2020 is a special year for the hospital which is celebrating the International Year of the Nurse and ...

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Looking ahead in 2020

Monday 3 February 2020
2019 was a huge year for the RBWH Foundation A big thank you to everyone who helped make our inaugural 2019 Giving Day possible and a huge success. We remain overwhelmed by the generosity from across Australia that resulted in over $524,942 in funds being raised. This amazing contribution will ensure Queenslanders continue to receive the best possible care and treatment. The dedication and support of volunteers, corporate partners, community groups, individuals and the wonderful staff at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital ensured that our goal was not only met, ...

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2020 Robert & Janelle Bird Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Thursday 1 August 2019
Applications are now open for RBWH & RBWH Foundation's 2020 Robert & Janelle Bird Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (opened 15 November 2019). Applications close 5pm Friday 2 December 2019. The intention of the Fellowships is to support current staff members who have recently gained their PhD to continue to develop their program of research. The Fellowships are offered on an annual basis but can be renewed for one year to a total of two years based on satisfactory annual progress. Please read the Fellowships Advice to Applicants for full details on the ...

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