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 more than 900 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 across its facilities, also including Robina Hospital.

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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.



Future generations need us to invest in health technology now. Digital health innovations of today are going to help us meet the increasing demands of healthcare in the future.

The Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct is at the heart of the smartest address on the Gold Coast; a melting pot of talent that brings our clinicians together with academic researchers and health and medical technology companies to innovate and lead the future of healthcare.
The opportunities from within the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct will lead to better patient outcomes and transform lives with precision medical solutions across a variety of specialties.

This positions the Precinct to allow Gold Coast Health to adopt a transformational culture, that encourages agility, innovation and rapid knowledge translation so we can ensure high reliability healthcare delivery that meets community needs and ensures patient safety.