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Health alert: Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Visitors are able to attend our facilities in Metro South Health and will be required to wear a mask. Please refer to the visitor restrictions for more information.

Find out where to get tested at one of our fever clinic locations, where to get vaccinated, our COVID-19 response and read the latest Queensland Government information.


Australian Bat Lyssavirus in flying foxes

Media release: Flying fox confirmed with Australian Bat Lyssavirus in Lakewood Avenue Park, Parkinson

The Metro South Public Health Unit has confirmed that an orphaned baby bat recovered from Lakewood Avenue Park in Parkinson has tested positive for Australian Bat Lyssavirus (ABLV). 

PA Hospital transplant patients set to benefit from world-first skin cancer drug

A new topical medication could help prevent organ transplant recipients like Matty Hempstalk from growing skin cancers resulting from the administration of common anti-rejection drugs.

Queenslanders urged to stay food safe this Christmas

In the lead up to Christmas festivities, Metro South Health is issuing a reminder to be aware of safe food handling practices.

Person-centred care award suits Sue to a T

PA Hospital Nurse Manager Quality & Resources Sue Schoonbeek is the recipient of the hospital’s 2020 Jan Kitchener Love Award for person-centred care. 

Ross river virus detected in Metro South area

Ross River virus has been detected in South-East Queensland mosquito populations through a surveillance program run by Queensland Health.

Kelli wins Publication of the Year Award

Nurse Navigator Dementia & Delirium Kelli Flowers has received PA Hospital’s Publication of the Year Award for her article in academic journal JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep that focuses on improving nursing assessment and management of incontinence.

Queensland Health funds occupational violence patient risk assessment and interventions research

PA Hospital Emergency Department Clinical Research Officer, CJ Cabilan, has been awarded a $150,000 Queensland Advancing Research Fellowship to support her PhD project on Occupational Violence (OV).

Veronica Queensland’s most outstanding Nurse of 2020

In a year that has tested healthcare professionals across the globe, PA Hospital’s Executive Director Nursing Services Veronica Casey AM has received the Association of Queensland Nursing & Midwifery Leaders (AQNML) Outstanding Achievement in Nursing and Midwifery Award. 

PA Hospital recognised for excellence in stroke care

PA Hospital is one of only seven Australian hospitals to receive an Australian Stroke Coalition Quality Stroke Service Excellence Award this year for achieving nine best-practice stroke treatment and care benchmarks.  

New Indigenous artwork for Surgical Care Unit

Surgical Care Unit (SCU) staff have put their hands together to create a new Indigenous artwork that will be displayed in the Unit reception area and contribute to the hospital's inclusion strategy.