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Hospital Performing Lifesaving Implantation

A pacemaker is a small device inserted into the chest to keep the heart beating when it would otherwise stop. The device uses an electrical pulse to prompt the heart to beat. Toowoomba Hospital is now performing lifesaving pacemaker implantation with great success. Darling Downs Health Cardiologist Dr Caleb Mengel said patients who are passing […]

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Emergency Training Saving Lives

Training provided by Toowoomba Hospital emergency specialists is saving lives in rural areas. Just weeks after completing an Emergency Medicine, Education and Training (EMET) refresher course, Dr Lindsay Haase put his skills into practice with excellent results. “While working in the South Burnett recently we had an EMET refresher course for advanced life support (ALS) […]

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Advocating For Your Own Health

The importance of being your own health advocate will be discussed at the next Twilight Talk at Toowoomba Hospital on Tuesday 20 November.The public lecture will be hosted by Darling Downs Health General Practice Liaison Officer Dr Theresa Johnson. Dr Johnson will lead a presentation about ‘coordinating care between the hospital and your GP’. “When […]

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Palliative Care Subject Of Twilight Talk On Thursday 3rd November

Toowoomba Hospital palliative care physician Dr Patty Lee-Apostol will be guest speaker at the hospital’s next instalment of the Twilight Talks public lecture series. Dr Lee-Apostol’s presentation, entitled ‘Living better, dying better’ will examine end-of-life care with a focus on the support that is available to patients, their families and loved ones. “Palliative care is […]

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Toowoomba Hospital Participating In Palliative Care Week

From 22 to 28 May, Toowoomba Hospital palliative care staff are highlighting the ways in which palliative care can help to provide a better quality of life. “This week is National Palliative Care Week and the theme is ‘Living Well with Chronic Illness’,” Dr Patty Lee-Apostol, palliative care physician at Toowoomba Hospital, said. “We want […]

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