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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've accomplished

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 provided a much-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.

Works completed

Construction is now complete with bathrooms operational, tyre marks evidence of training in the wheelchair skills area and functional upgrades to outdoor and indoor dining areas well used over the Christmas season.

The Metro South Health project team would like to thank patients and consumers for their collaboration to achieve the infrastructure design and their understanding while works were undertaken around their rehabilitation care.

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Last updated 8 June 2021
Last reviewed 8 June 2021