Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital

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Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital
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Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital
Geography
Location Brisbane, South East Queensland, Queensland, Australia
Organisation
Hospital type General
History
Founded 26 September 1980
Links
Website [1]
Lists Hospitals in Australia

The Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital (QE II) is a public hospital located in Coopers Plains, Brisbane, Australia.[1] The hospital was officially opened on 26 September 1980.

The hospital originally was developed to be a site for future expansion of the Mater Children's Hospital, a center for servicing the needs of the Commonwealth Games held nearby and a range of other initiatives that never eventuated. At one point in its history it was almost closed but after vigorous protests by the local community it was reopened and continues as an elective surgical hospital and an active general medical facility.

In 2007 it became part of the newly formed Brisbane South Health District and the QEII Hospital Health Service District was abolished. The district included four hospital services - Beaudesert, Logan, Bayside and QEII.

There was also a proposal to build a stand-alone 'surgicentre' at QEII to provide for increased elective surgery. The eventual outcome was a range of internal redevelopments including an enhanced outpatients area, a new ward, an additional operating theatre and considerable infrastructure upgrades.

In January 2008 it was announced that the Federal Government would provide funding of $2 Billion for eight medical super clinics as a plan to improve public health services. The QEII Hospital is to be one of the eight hospitals to receive the super clinic boost.[2]

As of March 2009 no further development of a medical super clinic at QEII has occurred though it is still actively rumoured as a Commonwealth Government initiative.

In late 2008 the Southside Health District and the Princess Alexandra Hospital Health District merged and it was renamed Metrosouth Health Service District.

The QEII as it is known continues to function as before, though the former Community Health Services administrative area was closed and as of February 2009 and an additional ward was opened to increase the elective surgical capacity of the facility.

Clinical departments[edit]

The clinical activities of the hospital center around lower limb orthopaedic surgery including knee and hip replacements and arthroplasty, elective gynaecological surgery, urodynamics and urological surgery, aged care and rehabilitation as well as a range of general medical and surgical services.

Management[edit]

  • Executive Director and Director Corporate Services, Mr Mike Kerin.
  • Director of Medical Services (and Medical Superintendent), Dr Dale Seierup
  • Director of Nursing, Surgical, Mrs Kathy Flanigan
  • Director of Nursing, Medical, Mrs Julie Finucane
  • Director of Allied Health, Mr Leo Ross
    • Allied Health Directors
      • Director of Physiotherapy, Mr Mark Nelson
      • Director of Occupational Therapy, Mrs Ruth Cox
      • Director of Pharmacy, Dr John Parke

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital" (Facility profile). Queensland Government. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  2. ^ Giles, Darrell (2008-01-26). "Emergency wards facing crisis" (News article). The Courier Mail. Retrieved 2008-02-12. 

Coordinates: 27°33′34″S 153°02′56″E / 27.5594°S 153.0489°E / -27.5594; 153.0489