Headed by Professor Ruth Hubbard, the PA-Southside Clinical Unit falls within the Metro South Health area, the major provider of public health services in the Brisbane south side, Logan, Redlands and Scenic Rim regions. We employ more than 13,000 staff who provide specialist heath care to a population of more than 1 million people, 23% of Queensland's population. 

Approximately 200 students from across years three and four of the medical program undertake clinical training at PA-Southside Clinical Unit every year. 

PA-Southside Clinical Unit is highly integrated with three Queensland Health hospitals:

Princess Alexandra (PA) Hospital

Princess Alexandra (PA) Hospital -  one of three tertiary level hospitals in Queensland, providing care in most major adult specialties. The PA is nationally recognised for expertise in trauma management and organ transplants and is one of Australia's leading academic and research health centres.

Queen Elizabeth II Hospital

Queen Elizabeth II Hospital - The Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital is a medium metropolitan adult facility providing a range of inpatient and outpatient services and a 24-hour emergency department. The hospital's endoscopy unit is Australia’s most advanced diagnostic facilities and has the capacity to see more than 5,000 patients a year.

Redland Hospital

Redland Hospital - Redland Hospital is the major health centre for Redland City and Brisbane’s southern bayside suburbs. The hospital provides care in a number of specialties including general medicine and surgery, cardiology, emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, orthopaedics, renal dialysis and paediatrics.

Why PA-Southside?

  • Expertise: Queensland’s finest specialists, many of whom are leaders in their fields and work across both the public and private sectors.
  • Coverage of disciplines and specialties: The PA hospital is one of the two largest tertiary-referral hospitals in Queensland, providing state-wide services in spinal injuries, brain injury rehabilitation and renal and liver transplantation. It provides tertiary-level services in all areas of adult medicine with the exception of obstetrics. 
  • Varied clinical settings: The Clinical Unit is integrated with three very different hospitals - the PA is one of Queensland's busiest, while Redland Hospital and QEII are smaller community hospitals, offering students a more inclusive learning environment. Smaller student numbers allow more time with the teaching team.
  • New teaching facilities at Redland Hospital: The facility houses three tutorial rooms, a student common area including kitchenette, meeting room and administration offices. 

Academic Title Holders

UQ Medicine is proud to acknowledge that our provision of high quality medical education and research would not be possible without the work of our hospital and clinic-based health professionals. At PA-Southside Clinical Unit, our clinical training and research is supported by more than 630 health professionals who hold an Academic Title with UQ.

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Location and Lifestyle

PA-Southside Clinical Unit is located across three hospitals on Brisbane's south side:

The PA Hospital, located at Woolloongabba
Woolloongabba is an inner-city suburb located 2 km south-east of the Brisbane CBD. It is home to the Brisbane Cricket Ground ('the Gabba') and the Princess Alexandra Hospital and a thriving cultural, entertainment, sporting and dining precinct. The campus is also home to the Translational Research Institute, a unique, Australian-first initiative of ‘bench to bedside’ medical research. TRI combines clinical and translational research to advance progress from laboratory discovery to application in the community TRI is a partnership of four medical research institutions: Queensland Health; Princess Alexandra Hospital; The University of Queensland (UQ); Queensland University of Technology (QUT); and the Mater Research, and its health partner, DSM Biologics.

Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, located at Coopers Plains
Coopers Plains is an outer suburb of Brisbane, located 11 km south-west of the CBD. 

Redland Hospital, located at Cleveland
Cleveland is a suburb of Redland City and is located on the western shores of Moreton Bay approximately 25 km east-south-east of Brisbane

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Head, PA-Southside Clinical Unit
Professor Ruth Hubbard
Phone: +61 7 3443 8043
Email: r.hubbard1@uq.edu.au
Address: Level 2, Translational Research Institute, Princess Alexandra Hospital

Clinical Unit Administrator
Mrs Heather Moore
Phone: +61 3443 8037
Email: med.pascu@uq.edu.au
Address: Level 2, Translational Research Institute, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba, QLD 4102