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About us

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:

  • Queensland Adult Liver Transplant Service
  • Queensland Kidney Transplant Service
  • Queensland Tissue Bank
  • DonateLife
  • Queensland Spinal Cord Injury Service.

The PAH Emergency Department supports patient admission via the statewide aeromedical retrieval service which transports patients to hospital via helicopter or fixed wing aircraft. Additionally, a road accident response service and a major trauma retrieval service is managed by our Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit.

Health research

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.

Our activity

In the 2022-23 financial year, there were:

  • 123,259 patients admitted to the hospital
  • 68,896 patients admitted to the emergency department
  • 699,206 outpatient appointments
  • 19,053 operating theatre cases.

Our staff

In the 2022-23 financial year, Princess Alexandra Hospital employed more than 6,000* staff including:

  • nurses
  • doctors including visiting medical officers
  • health professionals
  • operational officers
  • managerial and clerical officers.

*Data represents positions not head count.

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Last updated 2 February 2024
Last reviewed 2 February 2024