One of Australia's leading teaching hospitals

Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) opened in 2013 and was recognised among the top 10 hospital facilities in the world. It comprises 750 beds across seven buildings, covering 170,000sqm.

GCUH provides modern, world-class tertiary hospital care, with over 70 percent private rooms. High-level services include surgery, trauma, general and specialist medicine, maternity and intensive neonatal care, aged and dementia care, emergency medicine, intensive care, cardiology, mental health, outpatients, environmental health and public health services, and more.

In 2020/21 Gold Coast Health had an annual budget of $1.825 billion and employed 8,945 full-time equivalent staff, more than 70 percent of whom were employed in clinical roles.

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Tertiary care and research focus

GCUH has extensive expertise in emergency and trauma management and operates the busiest emergency department in Queensland. The hospital has a strong paediatric service, including specialist paediatric emergency care.

Building research capacity is fundamental to delivering world-class, evidence-informed care.  Gold Coast Health has seen a significant increase in the number of clinical research studies, and a rapid expansion in research collaborations with academia and industry.

Research is conducted across a wide variety of clinical and non-clinical areas, translating directly into improved patient care on both a local and global scale.

Ron Calvert, Chief Executive, Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service

The Gold Coast University Hospital provides world-class medical services with talented clinicians working in partnerships with universities, business and industry.

It’s that synergy between health professionals, academics and industrial researchers that is going to create world-class healthcare for us.