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TPCH History: 2010-

Milestones

2011 The Renal Stone Unit opened

Lithotripsy machine

 

  A MitraClip procedure was performed; the first in a Queensland Public Hospital
2012 In February – a live broadcast to India from the Cardiac Catheter Laboratory.
  Establishment of the Heart and Lung Institute.
  An Australian first – EXVIVO technology was used in repairing donated lungs before transplantation.
  The Metro North Hospital and Health Service (HHS) was established on the 1st July.
  Chair of Internal Medicine Research was established in July.
  The Paediatric Emergency Department opened 6th August.
2013 The Richard Slaughter Centre of Excellence in Cardiovascular MRI, through its research collaboration with Siemens, is one of the first MRI centres in the world to have the advanced technology required to capture ultrafast images of the heart during exercise
2014 The Prince Charles Hospital marked its 60th year in October. From humble beginnings as the Brisbane Chest Hospital in 1954, TPCH is now internationally recognised as a leader in coronary care. In May, the hospital marked 25 years of cardiac transplants.
  The Mobile Technology Enabled Rehabilitation (MoTER) platform innovation won the health category at the national iAwards, which recognise Australian-based information and communication technologies which have the potential to have or are already having a positive impact on the community
2015 Eight extra beds were opened in the hospital’s Rehabilitation and Acute Stroke (RAS) unit in September 2015 to help support the growing number of patients requiring rehabilitation services.
2016 TPCH is one of two sites in Australia and among a handful worldwide to trial the Tendyne Bioprosthetic Mitral Valve. This valve is used to treat patients with severe mitral regurgitation, a condition in which the heart’s mitral valve does not close properly