The Prince Charles Hospital is a major teaching hospital in Brisbane's northside with an emphasis in cardiac and respiratory medicine and cardio-thoracic surgery. It also has geriatric and rehabilitation services, elective orthopaedic services and cardiothoracic services, an in-patient psychiatric unit and a 16 bed palliative care unit. In 2007, a major upgrade of the hospital was completed and general medical and general surgical services have been introduced in a newly constructed building. The official opening ceremony was held the next day with the then Queensland Premier Peter Beattie as the chief guest. A brand new state-of-the-art Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department was also built.
The Prince Charles Hospital remains a leading Cardiac Unit on Brisbane's northside, and serves as the major referral centre for the major part of central and north queensland. There is a heavy emphasis on teaching, with multiple daily Resident and Registrar teaching sessions. It is also involved in conducting the FRACP clinical examinations which are held every year during July/August. There is a weekly teleconference of Echocardiography teaching with participation of a number of hospitals in Queensland. The hospital's Echocardiography department organises the Echo Australia conference which is held once a year.
Currently there are plans to introduce general paediatric services at the facility and it is expected that construction will begin in early......