The Prince Charles Hospital
Vital health services remain open
Queenslanders can be rest assured that hospitals within our health service continue to provide vital emergency services.
Our Emergency Departments remain open and we continue to provide emergency surgery as required. This is a reminder to the community to use their local Emergency Department for emergency only.
This severe weather event has caused flooding of local roads, disruption to transport and school closures which has limited the ability of both patients and staff to safely attend our hospitals.
Changes to some elective surgery and outpatient clinics
This severe weather event resulting from ex Tropical Cyclone Debbie has impacted some non-essential services across Metro North Hospital and Health Service, including some elective surgery and outpatient clinics.
Importantly, our Emergency Departments are operating as normal for people needing urgent medical treatment. Emergency surgeries have not been affected.
The decision to postpone some non-essential services has been taken to ensure the safety of our staff and patients.
Patients affected by this will be contacted to reschedule their appointments.
The Prince Charles Hospital
- 30/03/17 and 31/03/17: Emergency clinical services remain open
- 30/03/17: Elective surgery postponed this afternoon
- 31/03/17: Limited surgery to proceed
- 30/03/17 and 31/03/17: Specialist Outpatient appointments postponed
View other hospital service changes in Metro North Hospital and Health Service
We will continue to monitor the situation and advise any further changes when information becomes available.
The Prince Charles Hospital is a 630-bed major tertiary referral hospital located at Chermside within Metro North Hospital and Health Service, 10 kilometres north of the Brisbane CBD.
With a long standing reputation of delivering excellence in health care, The Prince Charles Hospital provides care over a broad range of specialties including:
- Cardiac and thoracic medicine and surgery
- Emergency medicine – adults and children
- General medical and general surgical services
- Orthopaedic joint surgery (elective)
- Acute geriatrics and rehabilitative medicine
- Children’s inpatient and outpatient services
- Comprehensive and integrated mental health service
- Palliative care.
The Prince Charles Hospital is the premier cardiac service for Queensland the northern New South Wales providing specialised services in complex interventional cardiology, structural heart disease, and cardiac electrophysiology.
It is the hub for specialised state-wide services including heart and lung transplantation; adult cystic fibrosis; adult congenital heart disease; advanced heart failure; percutaneous valve therapies and complex cardiac care. The Queensland Indigenous Cardiac and Respiratory Outreach Programs are based at The Prince Charles Hospital.
In 2007, a major upgrade of the hospital was undertaken which resulted in the addition of general medical and general surgical services, including a general adult emergency medicine service to enhance the hospital’s strong cardio-thoracic focus.
In 2012, the hospital opened a brand new children’s health service to help make health care more convenient and accessible for families living in Brisbane’s northern suburbs. These services included a children’s emergency department, short stay ward and outpatients service.
The Prince Charles Hospital is an active centre for education and research and is involved in numerous national and international research trials and projects. The Northside Medical School campus of the University of Queensland is located on this campus along with the Queensland University of Technology Mechanical and Biological Engineering Facility. The Australian Catholic University has established a Professorial Chair in Nursing Research on this site. There are leading clinical and translational research programs, particularly in the fields of cardiac thoracic medicine and surgery, critical care and orthopaedics. The site is a major training site for cardiothoracic sub specialties.
The hospital employs about 3,500 staff.