health care people
Princess Alexandra Hospital
The Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) is one of Australia’s leading teaching and
research hospitals. It is located four kilometres from Brisbane’s central business district
and is approximately 23 kilometres from Brisbane Domestic Airport.
Patients from all over Queensland are referred to PAH for a vast range of medical
treatments. Because many patients travel long distances to the PAH, they or their
families often require accommodation near to the hospital.
As there is no accommodation provided on-site or elsewhere by the PAH, this
Accommodation Guide has been developed to provide patients and families with
information about some of the apartment/motel-style accommodation that is within
walking or short driving distance of the hospital.
Patients/families should make their accommodation booking directly with the
accommodation facility of their choice before leaving home, unless the booking has
been made in advance on behalf of the patient or their carer by a patient’s regional
Transport to the PAH from Brisbane Airport is either by taxi (Yellow or Black & White)
(cost approximately $60 one way at time of printing) or by Airport Train to the City and
changing to the Beenleigh line at Central or Roma Street Stations for Dutton Park
Station (close to the hospital).
Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information contained in this document is accurate
and complete, the authors are not responsible for any errors.
PARKING & PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Metro Parking Car Park is located adjacent to the hospital as there is no parking in
the grounds and extremely limited street parking. The Metro Car Park is available to
PA staff and to the public, and entry is via Ipswich Road. A monthly pass is available
for long-term visitors - prices available upon request. For further details on this car
park, including rates, opening hours and maps, please refer to the following
Bus Stops are located at the front of the PA Hospital on Ipswich Road (inbound to the
city) and across the street in front of the shopping centre (outbound from city).
The PA BUS Station is located at the end of Metro Car Park and is a very
efficient method of travelling to and from the city.
Dutton Park Railway Station is located close to the PA Hospital near the
intersection of Cornwall Street and Annerley Road.
Transinfo Buranda - For public transport information on buses, trains and
ferries in the Brisbane City Council area, please phone the Transinfo Line on
13 12 30 or check the website: www.transinfo.com.au
SHOPPING & BANKING
Centro Buranda is a large shopping complex located in close proximity to
the PA Hospital. There is also a variety of smaller shops, which include a
24-hour convenience store and a post office, located directly opposite the
main entrance to the hospital.
The Commonwealth Bank has a branch in the local shopping centre. Other nearest
banks are at Stones Corner and Annerley - both of which are a short bus ride from the
ATM Machines at the PA Hospital are located in the foyer of the main building
and opposite the Blue Lifts. There is also a number of ATM machines
located at the Centro Buranda Shopping Centre.
A local GP Practice is co-located in the shopping centre and comprehensive
pharmacy services are available. Dental services are located close by on the corner
of Ipswich Road and Cornwall Street. Radiological services are also within walking
distance to the PA Hospital.
PAH AREA MAP
1. Alexandra Apartments – 240 Ipswich Road, Buranda
2. Tottenham Court Motel – Cnr Tottenham & Wolseley Streets, Buranda
3. PA Apartments – 63 Cornwall Street, Annerley
4. Wolseley Court – 40 Wolseley Street, Buranda
5. Isla House – 183 Juliette Street, Greenslopes
6. Greenslopes Motor Inn – 389 Cornwall Street, Greenslopes
PATIENT TRAVEL SUBSIDY SCHEME
The Queensland Health Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme (PTSS) provides financial
assistance to patients and their escorts who need to access medical services which
are not available within their local area.
Queensland patients who are required to travel more than 50km from their local
hospital to the Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) may be eligible for transport and
accommodation subsidies. The gap payment between the actual cost and the subsidy
payment must be met by the patient or family.
The accommodation subsidy is up to $30 per night for the patient (if the patient is
an outpatient), and an additional $30 per night for an approved escort. If staying with
family and friends in Brisbane, a subsidy of $10 per night may be available at the
completion of treatment. For patients who travel by car, a subsidy of 15c per
kilometre is available, which is calculated on distance between their local hospital
and the PAH. If travelling by public transport, assistance is provided for the cost of
the least-expensive mode of transport from the local terminal (airport, bus station or
railway station) to the terminal to which the patient is travelling. Please remember to
keep any transport and accommodation receipts.
Patients who hold specific concession cards or who are dependants younger than
17 years of age receive assistance from the first night. All other patients and their
approved escorts must pay for the first four nights of accommodation per financial
It is important that people who consider they may be eligible for PTSS make early
contact with the PTSS officers, at either their local hospital or the PAH, to ascertain
eligibility and lodge an application. The Medical Superintendent at the patient’s local
hospital determines what travel and accommodation provisions can be approved.
Patients may be eligible for assistance in securing accommodation options prior to
travel and should consult their local hospital or PAH for advice in this regard.
Further information is available from the PAH travel office or by visiting
PAH Travel Office: (07) 3176 5011
Telstra Direct: 1223
Annerley Motor Inn
591 Ipswich Road Telephone: (07) 3892 1500
ANNERLEY QLD 4103 Fax: (07) 3892 1703
Free Call: 1800 777 840
3½-star serviced accommodation. Motel units and 1- and 2-bedroom self-contained
apartments available. 2½ kms to PAH with bus at front of motel. Coin-operated
washer/dryer. Swimming pool and BBQ. All rooms have Foxtel, fridge and TV.
(Kidney Support Network) Telephone: (07) 3300 0906
270 Annerley Road Fax: (07) 3300 0905
ANNERLEY QLD 4103 Mobile: 0422 010 371
The Kidney Support Network is a state-wide registered charitable organisation that
provides quality support services to people with kidney disease and their families.
Self-contained one-bedroom units with twin beds, fully equipped kitchen, lounge/
dining room – TV and digital clock-radio, reverse cycle air conditioning, laundry facilities
in complex. On-street parking permit available.
Located 10 minutes walk to the PAH. Transfer from Brisbane Airport to Fairfield Lodge is
available (bookings and conditions apply).
Lancaster Court Motel
521 Ipswich Road Telephone: (07) 3892 5700
ANNERLEY QLD 4103 Fax: (07) 3848 6907
Free Call: 1800 236 234
Lancaster Court Motel is a 3½-star serviced accommodation, with 15 air-conditioned
non-smoking rooms; all rooms have fridge, TV, tea- and coffee-making facilities, Foxtel.
BBQ facilities are available on our sundeck. Undercover parking, 2km to PAH, or
walking distance to bus & train stations.
Delicious country meals for breakfast or dinner are available and can be served to your
room or upstairs on the sundeck.
Brisbane Street Studios
70 Brisbane Street Telephone: (07) 3334 8222
ANNERLEY QLD 4103 Fax: (07) 3334 8240
Walking distance to PA Hospital, these apartments have a fully equipped kitchenette with
washer/dryer, TV with Foxtel, and free internet access. The rooms are air-conditioned
and some have wheelchair access. There is a guest BBQ area. The shopping centre is
within 30 metres and public transport is close by.
Alexandra Apartments 24-hour On-Site Management
240 Ipswich Rd Free Call: 1800 246 146
BURANDA QLD 4102 Fax: (07) 3391 7909
Apartments consist of Studio and 2-bedrooms which are fully self-contained and
equipped with kitchen & laundry facilities, direct-dial STD/ISD phone, and internet
access. Security car parking available. All apartments are air-conditioned. Some are
purpose-built wheelchair accessible. All apartments have balconies or private courtyard.
Microwaves available on request (no charge).
Tottenham Court Motel 24-hour On-Site Management
Cnr Tottenham & Wolseley Sts Telephone: (07) 3391 0081
BURANDA QLD 4102 Fax: (07) 3391 0087
Fully self-contained suites for short- or long-term stay. Facilities include refrigerator,
microwave, toaster, electric frypan, complimentary coffee- and tea-making facilities,
colour television and direct-dial telephones.
Laundry and BBQ facilities are also available to guests. Stoves available on request.
Wheelchair accessible facilities are available. Secure parking.
Greenslopes Community Office reception hours : Monday – Friday
Centre 9am-1pm and 4:30pm – 8:30pm
Red Cross Rooms Telephone: (07) 3244 2800
114 Newdegate Street Fax: (07) 3847 3560
GREENSLOPES QLD 4120
Accommodation consists of twin-share rooms and share bathrooms, and rates include
tea and coffee. Bed linen is supplied. Laundry and library facilities are available.
(May be required to share rooms with other person of the same gender if the need
Basic cooking facilities provided (communal kitchen). Meals available at Greenslopes
Hourly bus to the PAH and return (bus 172).
Advance bookings are necessary
Closed weekends and Public Holidays
Greenslopes Motor Inn
389 Cornwall Street Free Call: 1800 441 144
GREENSLOPES QLD 4120 Telephone: (07) 3394 3066
Fax: (07) 3394 2936
Serviced motel rooms. Single, double, twin and family rooms available. All rooms have
split system air cond, digital plasma TV, private bathroom, tea, coffee, biscuits,telephone,
bar fridge toaster and microwave oven.
Room service for breakfast and dinners. Free wireless internet access. Laundry
facilities. Bus stops nearby. Free undercover parking. Business services available.
Easy access to PA Hospital, South-East Freeway, and four major shopping centres.
183 Juliette Street Telephone: (07) 3847 1923
GREENSLOPES QLD 4120 Fax: (07) 3397 7088
Mobile: 0422 871 929
Accommodation consists of 16 modern fully-furnished, serviced single, twin or double
rooms with TV. Most rooms have own balcony or patio and share an ensuite bathroom
with the adjoining room. All linen, blankets and cooking equipment are supplied. Two
fully equipped kitchens are available to guests. Coin-operated laundries are available.
Cereals, tea and coffee provided for the duration of the stay and complimentary milk
upon arrival. Meals-on-Wheels can be arranged.
Courtesy bus transportation for patients and carers (leaving Isla House approximately
8.30am/11.30am/2.30pm servicing Mater, PAH, RBH, Wesley and Greenslopes
180 Gladstone Road Telephone: (07) 3844 5661
HIGHGATE HILL QLD 4101 Fax: (07) 3846 2031
(only 1.5km to PA Hospital – Free Call: 1800 629 134
bus stop at door) Email: email@example.com
Amenities include air-conditioning, cable TV, direct-dial telephones, tea/coffee-making
facilities, microwave, toaster, fridge, iron, hair dryer and colour TV.
There is a coin-operated laundrette, large covered gas BBQ area, in-ground swimming
pool and off-street parking. One room is wheelchair accessible.
City Star Motor Inn
Cnr Main & Sinclair Streets Telephone: (07) 3391 6222
KANGAROO PT QLD 4169 Fax: (07) 3891 0720
Single, twin and family rooms available as well as 1 only 2-bedroom apartment (sleeps
4-6). All rooms have tea/coffee-making facilities, fridge, ensuite, air-conditioning and
dial-up internet access. Premises have pool, laundry, fully equipped kitchenette (com-
mon), internet kiosk and bus stop at door to PAH/City.
No self-catering (2-bed apartment has microwave); restaurants/takeaways nearby;
breakfast served to room (extra cost).
Kangaroo Point Holiday Apartments
819 Main Street Telephone: (07) 3391 6855
KANGAROO POINT QLD 4169 Fax: (07) 3391 3640
Fully self-contained apartments located only 2km from Brisbane City. Facilities include
swimming pool and undercover parking.
4 deluxe apartments – two 2-bedroom units containing own laundry, with disabled
access and facilities.
Weekly and monthly rates on application.
Mater Hill Place Motel
1 Allen Street Free Call: 1800 787 743
STH BRISBANE QLD 4101 Telephone: (07) 3176 3800
` Fax: (07) 3163 3801
Single, double and family self-contained apartments. Wheelchair accessible.
Close to PA and Mater Hospitals, South Bank Cultural and Convention Centres.
BBQ area available.
Buranda Lodge Motel
204 Ipswich Road Telephone: (07) 3891 6105
WOOLLOONGABBA QLD 4012 Fax: (07) 3891 6151
All rooms are air-conditioned and have kitchenettes with modern appliances and
ensuite bathrooms. Wheelchair access, laundry facilities. Public transport (train and
bus) and a major shopping centre are within walking distance.
19 O’Keefe Street Freecall: 1800 424 466
WOOLLOONGABBA QLD 4102 Fax: (07) 3896 4099
Web Site: www.hotelchino.com.au
Within walking distance of the PA Hospital, this 66-room 4½-star hotel has all the
comforts of home, whilst incorporating modern design and the latest technology.
Hotel Chino strives to provide its guests with quality short- and long-term
accommodation at an affordable price. All rooms are serviced daily, have 24-hour
reception and 24-hour room service. Hotel Chino has its own restaurant and bar
serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
1- and 2-bedroom apartments contain queen-size bed with a sofa bed for extra guests.
The rooms are fully self-contained with kitchen and laundry facilities.
Wheelchair access is available in hotel suites, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments.
CARAVAN and CABIN Accommodation
www.gatewayvillage.com.au TEL: 07 3341 6333
www.brisbaneholidayvillage.com.au TEL: 07 3341 6333
www.newmarketgardens.com.au TEL: 07 3356 1458
www.nestleinn.com.au TEL: 07 3390 4404
FOR ALL INFORMATION PUBLIC TRANSPORT in Brisbane and South East Queensland
www.transinfo.qld.gov.au TEL: 13 12 30
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
CONTACT YOUR SOCIAL WORKER:
Social Work Reception: (07) 3176 2610
Social Work Fax: (07) 3176 5759
(Monday – Friday 8.30am-5.00pm)
The Social Work Department
Princess Alexandra Hospital