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About us

Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) is a tertiary health care centre, providing care in all major adult specialties, with the exception of obstetrics.  We are one of Australia’s leading academic and research health centres.

Services we provide

We provide acute medical, surgical, mental health, cancer, rehabilitation and allied health services.

We are nationally recognised for our expertise in trauma management and we are a major transplantation centre for livers, kidneys, bone, cartilage, and corneas.

We also have responsibility for a number of state-wide services including:

  • Acquired Brain Injury Outreach Service
  • Queensland Spinal Cord Injury Service
  • Queensland Liver Transplant Service
  • Queensland Eye Bank
  • Queensland Bone Bank.

We have an aeromedical retrieval service which transports patients to hospital via helicopter or fixed wing aircraft, a road accident response service and a major trauma retrieval service managed by our Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit.

Health research

The Princess Alexandra Hospital is a major medical research precinct, hosting, Australia’s most advanced medical research facility, the Translational Research Institute (TRI) as well as a new Clinical Research Facility for the discoveries made at TRI to be trialled in a safe clinical environment.

We are one of eight partners in Queensland's first academic health sciences centre, Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners.

The PA Research Foundation, which is situated on our hospital campus, is dedicated to fundraising to support PAH research activities.

Our activity

In the 2016-2017 financial year, there were:

  • 110,226 patients admitted to the hospital
  • 60,908 patients admitted to the emergency department
  • 529,334 outpatient appointments
  • 20,269 operating theatre cases.

Our staff

In the 2016-2017 financial year, Princess Alexandra Hospital employed more than 5,500* staff including:

  • 2,447 nurses
  • 809 doctors including visiting medical officers
  • 815 health professionals
  • 565 operational officers
  • 884 managerial and clerical officers.

*Data represents positions not head count.

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Last updated 27 September 2019
Last reviewed 17 May 2015