Gold Coast University Hospital

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Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH)
Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service
Gold Coast University Hospital
Main entry, 2015#
Location1 Hospital Boulevard, off Parklands Drive, Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Coordinates27°57′35″S 153°22′54″E / 27.959799°S 153.381758°E / -27.959799; 153.381758Coordinates: 27°57′35″S 153°22′54″E / 27.959799°S 153.381758°E / -27.959799; 153.381758
FundingState Government
Affiliated universityGriffith University, Bond University
Emergency departmentYes
HelipadICAO : YXHG
Number Length Surface
ft m
1 aluminium
WebsiteHospital Website
ListsHospitals in Australia

Gold Coast University Hospital (abbreviated GCUH or GCH, and sometimes Gold Coast Uni Hospital) is a major health facility offering tertiary level health care for the Gold Coast, Australia, completed in September 2013.[1] The hospital was built on the Greenfields site adjacent to Griffith University Gold Coast campus at a cost of $1.8 billion.


Construction commenced on 16 December 2008 when Queensland Premier Anna Bligh turned the first sod. The land was previously occupied by a church, racecourse and undeveloped acreage. Bovis Lend Lease built the hospital.

The university hospital incorporated new specialist services including cardiac surgery, neurosciences, trauma and neonatal intensive care; these were not available at the previous Gold Coast Hospital. The hospital has seven main buildings, with a total floor space of approximately 170,000 m2 (1,800,000 sq ft) (excluding car parks). The main nine-level-high building is topped with a helicopter landing site.

On 27 September 2013, Queensland Health officially shut down services at the Gold Coast Hospital, and transferred the remaining patients from the old Gold Coast Hospital to the new Gold Coast University Hospital.


C Block West, 2015

The hospital is located on 1 Hospital Boulevard, off Parklands Drive, Southport, adjacent to Olsen Ave. A multi story car park is provided for patients and visitors and is located across the road from the main hospital building. The Gold Coast University Hospital is co-located with Griffith University and new Gold Coast Private Hospital, forming the Gold Coast's 'Health and Knowledge Precinct'.[2]

Public transport[edit]

The GCUH bus station and light rail stop

The hospital precinct is served by trams and buses. The G:link light rail system runs from Helensvale railway station to Broadbeach South via the Southport CBD and Surfers Paradise. The Gold Coast University Hospital station is located near the hospital's main entrance, beneath the GCUH bus station.

Facility services[edit]

Hospital services[edit]

Hospital buildings[edit]

  • Block A and D - Clinical administration and clinical services buildings: Intensive care, surgical theatres, rehabilitation gymnasium, renal dialysis, and offices
  • Blocks B and C - Inpatient units (wards): Connected to main clinical services building; Block B has north and south wings, and Block C has east and west wings
  • Block F - Mental health: Inpatient units and clinical offices
  • Block E - Pathology and education: Pathology laboratories, lecture theatre, tutorial rooms, and hospital library
  • Block M - Engineering Workshops
  • Block P - Central Energy Plant


The Gold Coast University Hospital is the primary teaching hospital for medical students (student doctors) of Griffith University's and Bond University's medical schools. And like most Australian public state hospitals, it is an accredited site for further postgraduate residency training of medical practitioners.

It is also one of the hospitals which participates in the Queensland Anaesthetic Rotational Training Scheme for training anaesthetists.[3]

In media[edit]

The hospital is featured in the Seven Network factual television series Gold Coast Medical.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bedo, Stephanie (4 January 2013). "New hospital nearly ready for handover". Gold Coast Bulletin. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Gold Coast University Hospital aims to meet extraordinary population growth and learning requirements". ESCO Industries. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Queensland Anaesthetic Rotational Training Scheme (QARTS)". Queensland Health. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  4. ^ Simonot, Suzanne (13 August 2015). "Channel 7 to screen new university hospital reality TV show Gold Coast Medical in September". Gold Coast Bulletin. Archived from the original on 14 August 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2015.

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