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Herston Health Precinct at a glance

World class health institutions

Medical and clinical research

Medical and public health education

Oral health services

Development of the Herston Quarter is strategically located adjacent to world-class health and knowledge institutions already within Brisbane’s Herston Health Precinct.

Metro North Hospital and Health Service

Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS) is the public health service for the north side of Brisbane. Two of its five hospitals, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and The Prince Charles Hospital, are tertiary/quaternary referral hospitals, providing state-wide super speciality services, such as heart and lung transplantation and burns treatment. Redcliffe and Caboolture are major secondary hospitals, and Kilcoy is a regional community hospital.

MNHHS also has significant community health and specialist residential care services through its Community, Indigenous and Subacute Services, as well as extensive mental and oral health services. The MNHHS’s local catchment is more than 900,000 and growing.

MNHHS hosts five nationally funded Centres for Research Excellence and is a partner in another two. Its clinicians are international regarded for their contribution to medical research and health improvement. The HHS is a major teaching institute, providing hundreds of medical, nursing and allied health student places each year

More information about Metro North Hospital and Health Service is here.

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Royal Brisbane Women's Hospital

The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) is a 929-bed quaternary and tertiary referral teaching hospital servicing Queensland, northern NSW and the Pacific Rim.

RBWH is the largest provider of healthcare services in Queensland, offering high quality care in a range of specialties including medicine, surgery, orthopaedics, obstetrics, gynaecology, neonatal intensive care and trauma services.

The hospital participates in world-leading research and education in pursuit of excellence in specialised care. Partnerships with more than 14 Queensland and national universities, three vocational education providers and a new collaboration with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) help RBWH develop Queensland’s future medical and professional workforce.

Employing more than 7,450 multidisciplinary staff, more than 90,000 people are admitted every year to the RBWH and the out-patient department provides more than 640,000 appointments each year.

More information about the RBWH is available here.

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The University of Queensland Faculty of Medicine

The University of Queensland’s Faculty of Medicine is the custodian of more than 4000 future medical and biomedical health clinicians and researchers. UQ Medicine is driven, dedicated, and duty-bound to ensure our next generation doctors, scientists, and health professionals are equipped with the tools to achieve their vision.

The Faculty’s highly regarded medical degree program offers graduate entry and school-leaver streams. UQ also offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the disciplines of Health Sciences, E-Health, Mental Health, Biomedical Sciences and Public Health.

The Faculty combines two research intensive schools, medical education, and five hospital-based institutes and centres. This achieves broad coverage of the research ‘translational pipeline' linking the pre-clinical and clinical sciences with population and global health.

More information about the University of Queensland School of Medicine is available here.

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The University of Queensland Oral Health Centre

The Oral Health Centre (OHC) is a $104 million Australian Government funded project, and Australia’s largest and most advanced specialist oral health service, bringing together the University of Queensland’s School of Dentistry and parts of Queensland Health’s Oral Health Services.

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The University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research

The University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR) is a $70 million dollar purpose-built facility sponsored by Atlantic Philanthropies, the Queensland Government (Smart State funding) and UQ.

UQCCR’s mission is to improve health outcomes for individuals and populations based on rigorous, high quality clinical research. The centre’s current research themes are: Mothers, Babies and Lifelong Health; Infection and Immunity; Brain and Mental Health; and Cancer.

UQCCR features cutting edge equipment, facilities for clinical diagnostics, a 120-seat auditorium and the new Herston Imaging Research Facility (HIRF), a $22 million purpose-built, multidisciplinary translational research centre equipped to provide human diagnostic imaging services.

More information about the UQCCR is available here.

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The University of Queensland School of Public Health

Established in 2001, The University of Queensland’s School of Public Health is the Asia-Pacific region’s leading schools for research in public and population health. With 500 students and 150 professional and academic staff, the school receives more than $13 million in annual income for research, Australian aid initiatives and consultancy work.

The school conducts research across eight key public health areas, and is supported by national and international funding from prestigious competitive schemes including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, The National Health and Medical Research Council and The Australian Research Council.

More information about the UQ's School of Public Health is available here.

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QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

QIMR Berghofer is home to more than 800 scientists, students and support staff and more than 50 state-of-the-art laboratories.

Established in 1945 by the Queensland Government, the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute (formerly the Queensland Institute of Medical Research) is a world leading translational research institute focused on cancer, infectious diseases, mental health and chronic disorders.

QIMR Berghofer has an active program for the patenting and commercialisation of technologies, including those developed in conjunction with academic or commercial collaborators.

QIMR Berghofer is home to Q-Gen Cell Therapeutics, a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) facility for the manufacture of cell-based and molecular therapies, and Q-Pharm, a commercial Phase I/II clinical trials facility, allowing QIMR Berghofer scientists and external clients the capability to take research findings from bench to the bedside.

More information about the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute is available here.

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Queensland Health Clinical Skills Development Service

The Metro North Hospital and Health Service - Clinical Skills Development Service (CSDS) is based at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital campus and is one of the world’s largest providers of healthcare simulation. CSDS provides healthcare professionals with the tools to improve their skills and enhance the quality of patient care through simulation based education and training. The site covers 3500m2, with 27 clinical training rooms, laboratories, and even a fully functional operating theatre and hospital ward.

CSDS provides healthcare education and training and delivers support to ensure education programs are suitable and accessible across Queensland. The focus of our education and training is patient safety, clinical skills, communication and crisis management. When delivering enhanced learning solutions, we use cutting edge online and face to face modalities to immerse participants into real world experiences.

More information about the Queensland Health Clinical Skills Development Service is available here.

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