Princess Alexandra Hospital is a tertiary health care centre, providing care in most major adult specialties. We are nationally recognised for our expertise in trauma management and organ transplants. We are one of Australia’s leading academic and research health centres.
Bowel cancer is Australia’s second biggest cancer killer but is one of the most treatable types if found early. This Bowel Cancer Awareness Month Princess Alexandra Hospital Health Promotion Officer Abby Fraser was encouraging the community to ‘Make No. 2 your No. 1 priority’ and participate in the free National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.
A clot-dissolving drug trial could see stroke patients receive life-saving treatment faster. The Princess Alexandra Hospital Stroke Unit was participating in a trial that aimed to show Tenecteplase, a clot-dissolving drug currently used in heart attack patients, could reduce treatment time for stroke patients by an hour.
Princess Alexandra Hospital’s Professor Sandro Porceddu has headed a new trial, which showed patients with advanced skin cancer can now be spared from having to undergo chemotherapy as surgery combined with radiotherapy was a more effective treatment.
This week, Princess Alexandra Hospital patient Emily Gerhardt was paid a special visit from Gunner the therapy horse who has given her the confidence to return home. Growing up on a property outside of Goondiwindi, 24-year-old Emily spent her whole life around horses but after losing her leg following a farming accident she was hesitant about returning home.