When Emma Robinson was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2021, she had a fight on her hands.
She said, “While it is tough enough having chemotherapy, you also struggle with personal things along the way.”
The Ipswich real estate agent had no family history of it, coming from a family of boys. Not knowing anyone else who had been through treatment, Emma was grateful for the support of her friends and caring staff.
“It was a bit of a shock. It was just my boys and I. I’m lucky Nicole, my business partner and friend, went through everything with me. Without her I would have struggled. I am so used to being independent and was not one to ask for help,” she said.
Smoke alert raised
The West Moreton region saw a health alert issued to warn of multiple fires burning across South East Queensland and smoke affecting the region. Anyone experiencing health effects from smoky conditions should seek medical advice from their doctor.
Anitha wins sonographer of the year
Congratulations to Ipswich Hospital senior cardiac physiologist Anitha Lakshmanan, who was awarded sonographer case of the year. Anitha received the award at the Echo Australia conference, on the Gold Coast.
Eating up good advice
Senior dietitian Lilly supports patients in the Preventative Integrated Care Service with tailored, specialised nutrition intervention. She helps them to better manage their chronic conditions.
Tommy finds a home at Boonah
Senior medical officer Tommy has settled in at Boonah Hospital, a 16-bed hospital not far from Ipswich.
He said he hadn’t done a rural term as a medical student, so he’d been unsure he’d like it, but turned out, he belonged there!