Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH)

Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, Queensland Health, Queensland Government

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Researcher in a laboratory extracting a sample

The Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) is a tertiary teaching hospital servicing a local population of around 450,000 across all parts of the Sunshine Coast and Gympie regions. In addition to the standard medical, surgical and allied health services expected of a major health facility, SCUH is also the site of the Sunshine Coast Health Institute (SCHI), a collaborative partnership between the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, the University of the Sunshine Coast, Griffith University and TAFE Queensland, providing a dedicated education, training and research facility, contributing to SCUH’s vision of providing excellent care through collaboration, enquiry and education.


Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Clinical research in Oncology; Haematology; Radiation Therapy
  • Other research in Mental Health; Infectious Diseases; Obstetrics

Facilities and major equipment

  • 500 beds hospital (increasing to 738 in 2021)
  • Dedicated clinical trials ward
  • PC2 research laboratories

Number of research staff

100-200 research staff


6 Doherty Street, Birtinya QLD 4575

Organisation type

  • Research Hospital
  • Queensland Government - Agency

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