Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH)

One of Australia's leading academic and research health centres

Princess Alexandra HospitalPrincess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) is one of three tertiary level facilities in Queensland, providing care in all major adult specialties, with the exception of obstetrics. 

The PAH plays a lead role in medical research, undertaking research programs with affiliated universities such as QUT.

The hospital is one of eight partners in Queensland's first academic health sciences centre, Diamantina Health Partners.

The PA Research Foundation, which is situated on the hospital campus, is dedicated to fundraising to support PAH research activities.

The PAH provides acute medical, surgical, mental health, cancer, rehabilitation and allied health services as well as statewide services - including the Acquired Brain Injury Outreach Service, Queensland Amputee Limb Service, Spinal Outreach Team and the Transitional Rehabilitation Program.

The PAH is nationally recognised for its expertise in trauma management and is a major transplantation centre for livers, kidneys, bone, cartilage, and corneas. The hospital has responsibility for the management of the Queensland Liver Transplant Service, Queensland Eye Bank and the Queensland Bone Bank.

It also houses one of the major Pathology Queensland services as well as ancillary services including pastoral care, hospital auxiliary and volunteer services.

The PAH has an aeromedical retrieval service transporting patients to hospital via helicopter or fixed wing aircraft, a road accident response service and a major trauma retrieval service managed by the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit.