Prince Charles, Bris
The Prince Charles Hospital
Queensland Heart & Lung Transplant Unit
Head of Unit
Dr George Javorsky
Dr Wandy Chan
Dr Scott McKenzie
Dr David Platts
Dr Peter Hopkins
Dr Dan Chambers
Dr Yee Weng Wong
Dr Peter Tesar
Dr Morgan Windsor
Ms Jo Maddicks-Law CNC - Cardiac
Ms Maureen Rodgers CNC - Cardiac
Ms Abbey Eldridge CNC - Cardiac
Ms Airlie Gilpin CNC- Mechanical Support
Ms Trish Leisfield - Lung
Ms Lorraine Hilton - Lung
The Prince Charles Hospital Cardiothoracic Transplant Unit Profile
The Prince Charles Hospital is one of Australia’s largest cardiothoracic (Heart and Lung) centres and provides a full range of cardiothoracic transplant options and management of end stage heart and lung failure.
Cardiac transplantation commenced in 1990 and the unit has now performed over 430 heart transplant procedures. Lung transplantation commenced in 1996 and the unit has now performed over 450 of these procedures. This includes heart/lung, single and bilateral lung, and also Australia’s only six combined heart/lung/liver transplants.
Complimenting the transplant service are Specialist services in acute and chronic heart failure (including a ventricular assist device programme), a very busy Pulmonary Hypertension Unit, an end stage emphysema and lung volume reduction service, an interstitial and vasculitic lung disease referral programme, and an interventional bronchoscopy programme.
Pivotal to the success of the transplant programme are our Transplant Co-ordinators and an extended multi-disciplinary network of ward staff, retrieval staff, operating room staff including Anaesthetists and Perfusionists, all of whom contribute to the excellent results achieved by the unit.
Referrals for transplantation should be directed to the transplant office, which can be contacted via the hospital switch board (07 3139 4000) or via fax (07 3139 5696). Additionally, referrals for the management of any advanced or end stage heart and/or lung disease can be made to individual consultants via either the Transplant Office, or directly via the Private Practice Outpatient Office ( 07 3139 5207).