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 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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2019 Diamond Care Grants

Tuesday 12 March 2019 Applications are now closed for RBWH Foundation's 2019 Susan Suduk OneDay to Conquer Cancer Diamond Care Grants (closed 15 April 2019). The grants are open to all disciplines including Medical, Nursing, Allied Health and Health Practitioners as long as the CIA (or person responsible for the project) holds Queensland salaried or formal honorary appointment to RBWH. Applications must support RBWH's vision of providing the Diamond Standard of Cancer Care to its patients with grants of up to $40,000 available for research, people support, equipment and infrastructure. ...

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Applications for 2019 Grants & Scholarships

Monday 23 April 2018 2019 RBWH & RBWH Foundation Research Postgraduate Scholarships Applications are now open for the 2019 Postgraduate Scholarships (opened 16 April 2018). Applications close on 29 June 2018. The scholarships are for medical, nursing, allied health, health practitioner and other graduates working at RBWH and who are wishing to undertake a research higher degree. A number of research scholarships are supported each year. The scholarships are based on merit and are awarded on a competitive basis. To apply, click here to download a Postgraduate Scholarship ...

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2018 | 2019 Entertainment Book

Thursday 3 May 2018 RBWH Foundation is once again selling the ever-popular Entertainment Book as a fundraiser for Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.   For only $70 you'll have access to thousands of vouchers up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers for many of the best restaurants, cafés, arts, attractions, hotels, travel, shopping and much more! Offers are valued at over $20,000 and are valid until 1 June 2019. You can choose between buying the traditional Entertainment Book Membership (that comes with the Gold Card and vouchers) or the Entertainment Digital Members that puts the value of ...

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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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