Princess Alexandra Hospital
|The Princess Alexandra Hospital|
|Queensland Health, Government of Queensland|
|Location||Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
|Lists||Hospitals in Australia|
The Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) is on Ipswich Road in Woolloongabba, Australia. It is one of the major hospitals in Brisbane and is a teaching hospital of the University of Queensland. It is a tertiary level teaching hospital with all major medical and surgical specialities onsite except for obstetrics, gynaecology and paediatrics. A new building was opened in 2000 to replace the ageing red-brick PA Hospital complex built in the 1950s.
The hospital was opened by and named after HRH Princess Alexandra of the United Kingdom in 1959, to mark the Centennial of Queensland. It has a catchment population of 1.6 million people with 780 beds and 5800 full-time equivalent staff.
Queensland's spinal injuries unit and the liver and kidney transplantation services are based at the hospital.
The P.A. Foundation is located at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. The foundation raises money for medical research on the P.A. hospital campus.
In April 2008, the Diamantina Institute for Cancer, Immunology and Metabolic Medicine was opened at the hospital.
In July 2011, the Diamantina Health Partners, Queensland's first academic health science centre, was opened. The Diamantina Health Partners head office is located within the Translational Research Institute on the P.A. hospital campus.
Emergency Department Expansion
From 2009 to 2011 major expansion works are planned or have commenced, including the doubling in size of the emergency department, the construction of a helipad and new oncology bunkers for cancer treatment.
The PA Hospital can be accessed by the dedicated Princess Alexandra Hospital busway station, the Dutton Park Railway Station and by buses on Ipswich Road or Cornwall Street. A taxi rank is also located on Ipswich Road. In March 2008 a new 1400 bay car park was opened to service visitors and staff parking needs.