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The Queensland Government is investing $1.85 million to upgrade the Princess Alexandra Hospital Spinal Injury Unit by 2021.

What we're planning

Refurbished bathrooms
Upgraded dining area
Wheelchair skills area
Upgraded outdoor area with new contemporary facilities including a BBQ
Sensory garden
New entertainment facilities

Spinal Injury Unit upgrade

The Queensland Spinal Injuries Unit is a 40 bed unit servicing all of Queensland. It provides a unique service being the only spinal injuries unit in Australia that provides acute care, primary rehabilitation, transitional rehabilitation, outpatient services and outreach services from the one facility.

The upgrade will provided a needed refurbishment to bathrooms and other facilities, including a new sensory garden, dining area, contemporary amenities, entertainment and skills development area, improving patient experience and enabling patients to return to their home sooner.


  • New sensory and entertainment areas will improve patient experience.
  • Deliver modern facilities that support leading models of care.
  • Support patient skills development, allowing patients to go home sooner.

What's happening now

The infrastructure design was approached collaboratively between Metro South Health, patients and consumers.

Construction is well advanced with seven bathrooms complete, the wheelchair skills area is complete with the first tire marks of use and upgraded outdoor and indoor dining areas are taking shape.

Questions or feedback

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Last updated 6 October 2020
Last reviewed 19 March 2020