Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide

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The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH) is a 340 bed acute tertiary referral hospital in the western suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia.

History

The hospital opened in 1954. At the request of the Government of South Australia, the hospital was named after Queen Elizabeth II who had recently acceded to the Australian throne. A large portrait of the Queen, together with a letter authorising the QEH name and granting Arms to the Hospital, decorates the principal foyer.

Originally designed to service the western area but is now the second most utilised hospital in South Australia by patients from the central northern region of Adelaide.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital was the first unit in Australia to perform kidney transplantation successfully. The hospital houses the Australian and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry (ANZDATA) which collects national statistics on the treatment of those patients with end stage renal failure.

Teaching

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital is a teaching hospital for the University of Adelaide's medical school and provides clinical attachments in a variety of specialties for undergraduate medical students, including Medicine, Surgery, Emergency Medicine, and Psychiatry.

The Discipline of Medicine has broad ranging functions in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, research and clinical service...
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