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Specialist healthcare services

RiverCity Private Hospital is equipped with operating suites, consulting suites and on-site pathology services to ensure both surgeons and patients are fully catered for.



  • Vision correction/laser eye surgery
  • Cataract surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • Pterygium surgery
  • Corneal disorders
  • Reconstructive (oculoplastic) surgery

Pain management


  • Diagnostic injections
  • Radiofrequency neurotomy
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Dorsal root ganglion stimulation
  • Regenerative therapy

Click here to view QPain clinic and team details

Pathology services

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  • ABP
  • GDS glucose
  • Glucose tolerance testing (GTT)
  • Hydrogen breath test
  • Quant gold
  • Urea breath test c14

QML Pathology is located outside on the corner of Milton Road and Munro Street.

Our doctors

Dr Jason Cassar


Ophthalmologist Dr Jason Cassar is the co-owner of Westside Eye Doctors in Taringa and subspecialises in vitreoretinal surgery, macular surgery, complex cataract surgery and medical retinal conditions. He completed his medical and basic ophthalmology training in Queensland. Dr Cassar then moved to the UK for fellowship training in vitreoretinal surgery and medical retina, as well as training at the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital in leading-edge treatments for macular disease. He also has consulting rooms in Sunnybank.

Dr Fiona Chan


With over 13 years of experience as an ophthalmologist, Dr Chan focuses her practice on general ophthalmology and manages cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease. She has been a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Brisbane Eye Clinic since late 2008.

Dr Erwin Groeneveld


Dr Groeneveld is an ophthalmologist with an interest in surgical and medical diseases of the retina and vitreous. He was a founding member and Director of the Queensland Eye Hospital, a Director of the Queensland Eye Institute and served as Director of Ophthalmology at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane.

Dr Ramsey Jabbour

Pain Management

Dr Jabbour is a Specialist Pain Medicine Physician and Specialist Occupational Physician who received prestigious academic awards during his training. In his practice, Dr Jabbour aims to minimise the effects of pain using both an interventional and medical approach. He consults privately at several Queensland hospitals.

Dr Matthew Keys

Pain Management

Dr Keys is a Specialist Pain Medicine Physician and Specialist Intensive Care Physician. He has a special interest in the application of new technology to the field of pain medicine, particularly neuromodulation. Dr Keys holds adjunct teaching positions at the University of Queensland and Bond University.

Find out more:

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Dr Lee Lenton


Dr Lee Lenton is a highly experienced eye surgeon having performed vision correction procedures since 1995, including laser eye surgery and refractive lens exchange. He is also an accomplished cataract surgeon and has particular expertise in intraocular lens technology, including premium products such as trifocal lenses.

Dr Mark Loane AM


Dr Mark Loane specialises in cataract surgery and glaucoma treatment. He also treats corneal infections, as well as medical retina conditions. In addition to these specialist areas, Dr Loane provides more general eye care.

Dr Matthew Russell


Dr Russell is regarded as an ophthalmic microsurgery specialist. He has international training in refractive surgery, medical retinal disease, and cataract surgery. Dr Russell also served as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia in Canada.

Dr Elaine Shek

Pain Management

Dr Elaine Shek takes a holistic approach to chronic pain management and uses interventions such as radiofrequency neurotomies and neuromodulation. Her areas of interest are spinal pain, neuropathic pain, chronic pelvic pain, cancer pain and complex regional pain syndrome. She completed her training at Princess Alexandra Pain Clinic and a private headache clinic in Brisbane.

Dr Frank Thomas

Pain Management

As a Specialist Pain Medicine Physician, Dr Thomas focuses his practice on minimally invasive procedures to control pain. He has a particular interest in the application of neuromodulation (spinal cord stimulation) for pain management. Dr Thomas has been working in private practice at QPain since 2011.

Find out more:

QPain >

Dr Nick Toalster


Dr Toalster has advanced training in cataract, corneal and glaucoma microsurgeries. He helped develop a leading glaucoma co-management program at the Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital and the latest, groundbreaking non-grafting treatments for degenerative corneal disease at the Sydney Eye Hospital.

RiverCity Private Hospital front door RiverCity theatre staff member in discussion with a patient

World-class facilities

  • Modern, quiet and comfortable waiting areas
  • Private admission rooms
  • Three state-of-the-art operating theatres
  • On-site pathology facilities

Providing an exceptional experience is central to the RiverCity Private Hospital philosophy. Our newly refurbished and beautifully appointed waiting areas and consulting suites are designed for patient comfort, while on-site pathology services allow further investigation in a convenient and prompt manner.

RiverCity Private Hospital is a part of Vision Hospital Group, an established operator of numerous day surgeries in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland.

Vision Hospital Group’s longstanding experience in running specialist healthcare facilities, together with its recognised quality management systems, helps to ensure optimal outcomes for all patients.

Learn about our values

Fully accredited

RiverCity Private Hospital is licensed with QLD Health.

We are also accredited to the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.

Our dedicated Quality Management Team works tirelessly throughout the year to ensure RiverCity Private Hospital is compliant with QLD Health and the National Standards for Quality and Safety in Healthcare. Annual accreditation is a chance for us to identify areas where we are excelling in our service provision, as well as opportunities for improvement.

Quality statement

In alignment with our core values, RiverCity Private Hospital is dedicated to delivering exceptional care underpinned by integrity, accountability and team work, with the aim to provide high-quality, patient-centred services. We prioritise consumer engagement and feedback to optimise patient outcomes and ensure outstanding customer service for those under our care.

To uphold these standards, we have implemented robust quality management systems aligning with the requirements of the Australian Commission on Quality and Safety in Health Care’s National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.

Accreditation to these standards involves:

  • Compliance with professional standards, relevant Australian legislations, regulations and law
  • A focus on and commitment to continuous quality improvement
  • Partnering with consumers by treating them with dignity and respect, sharing information, and encouraging active participation
  • Establishment of robust governance and reporting structures
  • Implementation of clinical evidence-based practices focused on maximising outcomes, safety and comfort for consumers
  • Ongoing education and development of staff in providing high-quality patient care.

RiverCity Private Hospital remains steadfast in its commitment to a patient-centred approach, striving to enhance the healthcare experience and outcomes for consumers. This commitment is realised through strong leadership, effective corporate governance and prudent risk management practices, all conducted in a controlled and appropriate manner.

Quality management

The Australian NSQHS Standards provide a nationally consistent statement of the level of care consumers can expect from health service organisations.

A surveillance audit is undertaken regularly to ensure that our processes are monitored, maintained and reviewed and that improvements are continuously implemented. A re-certification audit is conducted every 12 months, with all safety and quality processes assessed to ensure the standards required by the NSQHS are still being exceeded.

RiverCity Private Hospital supports partnering with consumers to help them make informed decisions about their treatment and care options. Through the use of Clinical Care Standards, we help people get the right care in the right place at the right time. The Clinical Care Standards are produced by The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, which also oversees the NSQHS Standards. You can use the information contained in the Clinical Care Standards to guide discussions with our healthcare professionals about treatment options suitable for your condition.

Learn more about the Clinical Care Standards

In safe hands

Rest assured, you're 'In Safe Hands'Our aim is to deliver world-class care to patients by focusing on the quality and safety of our services. We promise to provide a safe and comfortable environment for your medical care by focusing on three key areas through our In Safe Hands initiative: infection control, emotional safety and wellbeing, and a commitment to quality.

Learn more about our In Safe Hands program

Patient safety

As a registered healthcare service, antimicrobial control is a critical part of our successful operation. Antimicrobial stewardship, together with infection prevention/control and hand hygiene, is a key strategy at RiverCity Private Hospital to encourage the safe and appropriate use of antimicrobials, reduce patient harm and decrease the incidence of resistance.

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has identified improved healthcare worker hand hygiene as the highest priority area to reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections. RiverCity Private Hospital staff adhere to a rigorous, facility-wide hand hygiene program that is compliant with Hand Hygiene Australia. We also exceed the national average as given by the National Hand Hygiene Initiative.

If you would like to learn more about our quality and safety systems, please read our annual Quality of Care report.

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