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Congratulations to the Queensland Children’s Hospital (QCH), which has again been recognised as one of the top paediatric hospitals in the world – the highest ranked in the Southern Hemisphere.

Queensland Children’s Hospital has ranked ninth in this year’s Newsweek’s Best Specialized Hospitals 2023 list out of 200 paediatric hospitals, moving up six spots from the 15th ranked in the previous year.

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. These experts from over 20 countries cannot recommend their own employer or hospital.

Children’s Health Queensland Chief Executive, Frank Tracey said the peer-nominated result reflected QCH’s international reputation for providing world-class healthcare for children and young people.

“Our doctors, nurses and allied health professionals have played a frontline role in responding to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic for more than two years. Despite the extraordinary pressures they have faced, their commitment to delivering the best care to the more than 1,000 children and young people they treat every day has not waivered.

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

Children’s Hospital Foundation CEO, Lyndsey Rice congratulated the Queensland Children’s Hospital on the incredible reputation that doctors, nurses and allied health professionals have cultivated across the years.

“For a hospital that only opened its doors in November 2014, the team at Queensland Children’s Hospital continue to set the standards for the delivery of paediatric care in Australia and around the world.

“As the charity dedicated to raising funds for Queensland’s sickest kids, we are thrilled to support the Hospital’s excellent reputation and fund research, medical equipment and patient and family support services that matter to ensure Queensland kids today and tomorrow receive the best possible care and treatment.”

This year, the survey also recognised the Queensland Children’s Hospital’s statewide child and adolescent renal service, which provides care for children with kidney disease, including dialysis, kidney transplantation and therapeutic apheresis.

For more information on Children’s Health Queensland and the Queensland Children’s Hospital, head here.