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Family working with neuroscience director of Catholic hospital considering medical cannabis to treat daughter’s “diabolical” chronic epilepsy

Family hopes cannabis will save daugther

LAURA Massie is a young Brisbane woman who has endured chronic epilepsy since she was a baby.  Now her family is preparing for the legalisation of medicinal cannabis in Queensland from next March, with a mixture of caution and hope that finally some relief may come. A lot of attention has been focused on using medicinal cannabis to treat epilepsy, ... Read More »

Hospital annual charity day will boost next stage of growth, expansion of specialised care

St Vincent's Raceday

ST Vincent’s Private Hospital Brisbane is on the homestretch to host a spectacular fundraising event on Saturday, November 5 at Doomben Racecourse.  The hospital is raising funds for the next stage of its growth and expansion. Inspired by the increasing need for highly specialised care, St Vincent’s Brisbane is planning two new hospital wings that will offer an additional 21 ... Read More »

Chaplains – A friendly face in the darkest of hours

Fr Bob Harwood

FR Bob Harwood answered a knock on the door in Dysart. A dying miner was looking for a priest, knowing the cancer tormenting his body would soon claim his life. He wanted to die in his central Queensland home town and he wanted someone to walk the final weeks with him. He had no family and no close friends. So ... Read More »

Volunteer inspires patients at St Vincent’s Private Hospital

Venus Ganis

ST Vincent’s Private Hospital Brisbane volunteer artist Venus Ganis is connecting with and inspiring young people who take part in the Hospital’s LEAP into Life pain management program.  The program runs for two weeks every school holidays and helps young people from 14 years, who live with chronic pain, to better understand and manage their pain.  It is the only adolescent ... Read More »

Hospital keeps inseparable married couple of 58 years together

NICHOLAS and Nina Conomos have only been apart once in their 58 years of marriage and a recent two-week stay at their local hospital was not that time. Dr Conomos and his wife were undergoing separate treatments at St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Kangaroo Point, and were required to stay in the hospital for two weeks.  Under the hospital’s admissions policy, ... Read More »

Mater to farewell CEO Dr John O’Donnell

JUST two weeks out from stepping down as Brisbane Mater Health Services chief executive officer, it’s surprising that Dr John O’Donnell has given little thought to the “l” word. “My legacy?” he said when asked what his 14 years at the helm of the iconic hospital would leave behind. “Yes, I’ll certainly have to make up my mind how to ... Read More »

Hope for the suffering

MINISTERING Holy Communion to her dying relative led Camp Hill parishioner Mary Thomas to offer hope to people with chronic pain at Brisbane’s St Vincent’s Private Hospital. The St Vincent’s Brisbane Pain Management Service programs co-ordinator first noticed the hospital’s dedicated care for patients after ministering to her cousin. “My cousin was dying of breast cancer here and I was ... Read More »

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