South Bank Day Hospital

Our patients are at the heart of everything we do.

The South Bank Day Hospital opened in 2014 due to the generous support from the Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation to the Queensland Eye Institute Foundation. The new facility features three operating theatres utilising the latest state-of-the-art equipment. The hospital is located at Level 1 of the institute at 140 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane. 

While most of the procedures at the hospital are eye related and performed by our own ophthalmologists, the facilities are also utilised by other specialists including MOHS surgeons and maxillofacial specialists.

The South Bank Day Hospital has a strong commitment to teaching and research. You will see hospital staff work closely with clinicians and researchers at the Queensland Eye Institute to help improve clinical care for all patients.

Some of the regular procedures performed at the hospital include: 
  • Cataract removal and lens implantation
  • Penetrating keretoplasty – corneal transplantation
  • Trabeculectomy – glaucoma surgery
  • Vitreoretinal surgery
  • Eyelid surgery (including removal of skin lesions)
  • Orbital surgery including enucleation
  • Lacrimal drainage surgery
  • Refractive surgery
  • Ocular plastic surgery
  • Cosmetic eyelid surgery
  • Squint – strabismus
  • Yag and Argon laser
  • Dermatology


The South Bank Day Hospital is licensed with Queensland Health and accredited to ISO: 9001 2008 and NSQHS Standards. These standards ensure that patient safety and risk prevention strategies are in place during your stay. The hospital is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Queensland Eye Institute with all surplus profits going directly into the work of the Foundation.

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