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Queensland Children’s Hospital best in Southern Hemisphere

QUEENSLAND Children’s Hospital (QCH) has been recognised as one of the best in the world after an international survey of health professionals listed the facility in the Top 10 Paediatric Hospitals worldwide.

QCH was ranked 10 out of 250 paediatric hospitals in Newsweek’s Best Specialized Hospitals 2024 list, moving up from 15th spot in 2022.

The top ten ranking sees QCH continue to be the highest ranked children’s hospital in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere.

The World’s Best Specialized Hospital project is based on a global industry survey, with more than 40,000 medical doctors, healthcare professionals, hospital managers and directors invited to participate.

Children’s Health Queensland Health Service Chief Executive Frank Tracey  said this acknowledgement is an outstanding achievement.

“This latest Newsweek ranking acknowledges the Queensland Children’s Hospital has both first-class facilities and systems, and an outstanding team of clinicians and support staff who work collaboratively with each other, patients and families and service partners to deliver the best possible healthcare experience for every child and young person,” he said.

“Person-centred care for children, young people and their families is at the heart of what we do and is what makes the Queensland Children’s Hospital an employer of choice for the best clinicians in the country and the world.”

The surveyed experts from more than 20 countries and they cannot recommend their own employer or hospital.

QCH cares for more than 1,000 children and young people every single day.

This well-deserved recognition follows QCH’s 2021 accolade of becoming the first paediatric healthcare provider in the Southern Hemisphere to be awarded Gold Certification in person-centred care by Plantree International.

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