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Niall, of Carina, has not had the easiest start in life. He is one of only 11 people in the world living with Carnitine-acylcarnitine translocase deficiency (CACT) - an extremely rare, life-threatening metabolic condition, which prevents the body from breaking down long chain fatty acids required to make energy.

Tests find levels of Listeria detected at Queensland Children’s Hospital unlikely to impact human health

There have been no cases of Listeriosis-related sickness reported in or to the Queensland Children’s Hospital since routine food testing detected a trace of the bacteria in ham served to patients and families at the Queensland Children’s Hospital.

Listeria detection at the Queensland Children’s Hospital

As part of our processes for monitoring food safety and quality, Listeria monocytogenes, the bacteria that causes Listeriosis, has been detected in a batch of sliced ham served in sandwiches and ham salads to some patients and families in the Queensland Children’s Hospital between 10 and 20 May 2019.

Haemophilia fact sheet

Haemophilia fact sheet Haemophilia Haemophilia is an inherited bleeding disorder that prevents the blood from clotting properly. The affected gene can be passed on from a man with haemophilia or a woman who carries the gene. Signs and symptoms? Bruises Cuts and grazes Nose bleeds Mouth or tongue bleeds Joints and muscles [...]


Twelve-year-old Kenmore Hills local, Isabel, was diagnosed with dominant dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (EB) at the age of 10. EB is a genetic skin condition caused by a mutated gene, which makes skin very fragile and creates blistering, scarring, bleeding, bruises and scabs.

Oral health care in children fact sheet

Oral health care in children fact sheet Oral health care in children Good oral hygiene is vital for your child’s health and wellbeing. All children should be encouraged to look after their teeth from an early age. Tips for oral health care in children Encourage regular tooth brushing twice a day with [...]

Oncology medical staff

Oncology medical staff fact sheet Oncology medical staff Consultants/senior staff specialists Consultants are doctors who have trained for many years in their specialty area. Doctors who specialise in caring for children with cancer are called an oncologist or haematologist. An oncologist specialises in childhood cancers, while a haematologist specialises in [...]

Oncology nursing staff

Oncology nursing staff fact sheet Oncology nursing staff Clinical nurse consultant The clinical nurse consultant (CNC) is an advanced practice registered nurse who has the expertise and skills to provide expert clinical advice to patients, carers and other health care professionals within a defined specialty area. The CNC connects Queensland [...]


Pharmacist fact sheet Pharmacist The role of your pharmacist During your child’s cancer treatment, the oncology pharmacist will look after all medication related matters while your child is in hospital. What can I expect from the oncology pharmacist? Your oncology pharmacist will: visit the ward to confirm your child’s [...]

Neuropsychology and oncology

Neuropsychology and oncology fact sheet Neuropsychology and oncology Why do I need to see a neuropsychologist? A neuropsychologist is a specialist psychologist who is interested in changes in cognition, behaviour and emotions that can be seen after various changes or injuries to the brain. Symptoms can range from very [...]

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