The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH) is a 311 bed, acute care teaching hospital that provides inpatient, outpatient, emergency and mental health services to a population of more than 250,000 people living primarily in Adelaide’s western suburbs.

TQEH was opened in 1954 and quickly established a reputation as a leader in medical research. In 1965, Australia’s first successful kidney transplant operation was performed at TQEH. The hospital has a proud and strong tradition of providing excellent clinical care, teaching and research, and has developed a fine reputation as a teaching hospital.

The Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research is the productive research arm of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and home to almost 200 researchers and research administrative staff. You can read more about the BHI here.


The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Departments at TQEH which have active, collaborative research teams include:

  • Anaesthesia Research Group
  • Aged and Extended Care Services
    • Frailty
    • Malnutrition
    • Falls and fractures
    • Dementia
    • Polypharmacy
  • Cardiology Unit
  • Clinical Pharmacology Unit
    • Renal Disease
  • Endocrinology Unit
    • Diabetes
    • Osteoporosis
  • Haematology and Medical Oncology
    • Breast Cancer
    • Bowel Cancer
  • Neurology Unit
    • Stroke
    • Dementia
    • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
    • Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery
    • Chronic Rhinosinusitis
  • University of Adelaide, Discipline of Medicine
    • Sleep Health
    • Diabetes
  • Respiratory Medicine and Clinical Practice Unit
    • Non-invasive ventilation
    • Respiratory failure
    • Asthma
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
    • Mental health
    • Sleep apnoea
  • Rheumatology Unit
    • Arthritis
    • Sjogran’s syndrome
    • Giant Cell Arteritis
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Gout
    • Scleroderma
    • Osteoarthritis
  • University of Adelaide Discipline of Psychiatry
  • University of Adelaide, Discipline of Surgery
    • Hepatitis C
    • HIV
    • Breast Cancer
  • University of South Australia, Therapeutics Research Centre

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Saving Lives and Improving Care

What is impact in medical research? The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) exists to save lives. We do this by funding medical research and patient care that will go on to make a difference in the lives of the community. A lifesaving difference! read more

New Research Set to Save Lives at TQEH

The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) is delighted to announce the recipients in its 2018 Grant Round at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and its research arm, the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research. read more

Winning the Fight Against Superbugs

With support from The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF), Dr Katharina Richter has developed a new gel treatment currently in clinical trials to fight superbugs or antibiotic-resistant bacteria like golden staph. read more

National Support Boosts Local Heart Care

A groundbreaking new research project coordinated by The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH) has secured national funding to change the way patients undergoing elective coronary stenting are treated across the state. read more

Potential Game Changer for Hand Osteoarthritis

With the support of The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF), rheumatologist Associate Professor Catherine Hill and her team at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital are kick-starting a pilot study for a new life-changing treatment for osteoarthritis in the hand. read more