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Health alert: COVID-19

COVID-19 Alert: We are currently at GREEN traffic light level - there is no restriction for coming to hospital to receive healthcare. Visitors are currently welcome at Metro South Health facilities, and are asked to help keep patients safe by maintaining physical distancing where possible and practising hand hygiene. See visitor restrictions and the latest Queensland Government information. [18 January 2023].

Thoracic Surgery

We provide specialist thoracic surgery on the heart, lungs, esophagus and other organs in the chest.

Princess Alexandra Hospital's Cardiothoracic Surgery Department includes a 28-bed ward and two operating theatres, with a third theatre for thoracic surgery.

We provide consulting and surgical services on an elective and emergency basis for patients requiring advanced cardiac and thoracic surgical care.

We are Australia's second largest cardiothoracic surgery unit, providing surgery five day a week. We also provide outreach clinics to Cairns and the Gold Coast.

Read about Thoracic Surgery at our hospitals and centres

Last updated 19 May 2017
Last reviewed 11 April 2015