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.

TQEH’s research arm, 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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Solving the Mystery of Chronic Rhinosinusitis

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With the hot summer sun in Australia, it may come as no surprise that melanoma skin cancer is the most common cancer to affect young people between the age of 15 and 39 years old. There is hope on the horizon, in the last ten years new treatments have developed which harness a patient’s own immune system to fight metastatic melanoma. read more

Healthy Ageing Research Restores a Life

For two years a now 88-year-old Peter Mussared was experiencing debilitating pain in his right leg, reducing his mobility and leaving him unable to cope with living alone in what was his family home of many years. read more