Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) is a tertiary health care centre, providing care in all major adult specialties, with the exception of obstetrics. We are one of Australia’s leading academic and research health centres.
Services we provide
We provide acute medical, surgical, mental health, cancer, rehabilitation and allied health services.
We are nationally recognised for our expertise in trauma management and we are a major transplantation centre for livers, kidneys, bone, cartilage, and corneas.
We also have responsibility for a number of state-wide services including:
- Acquired Brain Injury Outreach Service
- Queensland Spinal Cord Injury Service
- Queensland Liver Transplant Service
- Queensland Eye Bank
- Queensland Bone Bank.
We have an aeromedical retrieval service which transports patients to hospital via helicopter or fixed wing aircraft, a road accident response service and a major trauma retrieval service managed by our Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit.
The Princess Alexandra Hospital is a major medical research precinct, hosting, Australia’s most advanced medical research facility, the Translational Research Institute (TRI) as well as a new Clinical Research Facility for the discoveries made at TRI to be trialled in a safe clinical environment.
We are one of eight partners in Queensland's first academic health sciences centre, Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners.
The PA Research Foundation, which is situated on our hospital campus, is dedicated to fundraising to support PAH research activities.
In the 2018-2019 financial year, there were:
- 116,435 patients admitted to the hospital
- 65,840 patients admitted to the emergency department
- 601,033 outpatient appointments
- 20,269 operating theatre cases.
In the 2018-2019 financial year, Princess Alexandra Hospital employed more than 6,000* staff including:
- doctors including visiting medical officers
- health professionals
- operational officers
- managerial and clerical officers.
*Data represents positions not head count.