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Governor of Queensland visits Princess Alexandra Hospital

7 April 2022

Governor of Queensland, Her Excellency Dr Jeannette Young and Professor Nimmo visited Princess Alexandra Hospital to thank and acknowledge healthcare staff for their ongoing dedication to the community.

Her Excellency was introduced to excited staff in Radiation Oncology, Pathology and the Patient Access Coordination Hub and shown new equipment in some of these areas which is making diagnosis and treatment more efficient and effective for patients.

A highlight of the tour was the special acknowledgement to staff in Cancer Services for their persistence with a business-as-usual approach for all patients receiving treatment for cancer despite the impacts to other elective services as a result of COVID-19 lockdowns.

The Governor was able to tour the Gamma Knife® Centre of Queensland and understand the benefits of the new MRI Sim which commenced this year and is revolutionising planning and treatment in Radiation Oncology.

Pathology highlighted the efficiencies to be gained in microbiology with their new analysers, and the Patient Access Coordination Hub felt the glow of appreciation for their active management of the difficult circumstances surrounding both regular emergency and COVID-19 admissions across Brisbane's southside, including the changing nature of admissions from hotel quarantine during the pandemic.

The tour is part of the Governor’s pledge to visit every public hospital in the state and it was a delight to welcome both the Governor and Professor Nimmo back as former staff of the PA Hospital.

Last updated 3 May 2022
Last reviewed 7 April 2022

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