Brisbane’s Newest Integrated Hotel and Hospital Opens Its DoorsDr Eddie Cheng AR Plastic Surgery Brisbane at Essence suites apartments Westside Private

Fresh from opening its doors to the public in January, Queensland’s only hotel and hospital in the one building, which consists of Essence Suites Taringa and Westside Private Hospital, welcomed its first guest and patient from Aesthetic and Reconstructive (AR) Plastic Surgery recently.

As Dr Eddie Cheng from AR Plastic Surgery, prepared for his first surgical procedure at the newly established facilities, his patient flew into Brisbane and traveled via train directly to the central location of Taringa in preparation for her surgery.  

Essence Suites Taringa welcomed the patient who checked in to her Suite and then travelled via lift from the hotel on level 7 to the hospital reception on level 1.  With the assistance of her carer, she was discharged from Westside Private Hospital after surgery with Dr Cheng and was able to relax and recover in her brand new, beautifully-appointed accommodation suite of Essence Suites Taringa .

Westside Private Hospital and Montserrat Day Hospitals CEO Ben Korst said “Westside Private Hospital is Brisbane’s newest short stay private hospital. With direct lift access to Essence Suites Taringa, we know that Queensland’s only Hotel and Hospital is a welcome addition to Brisbane’s west.”.

Brisbane’s latest hotel Essence Suites Taringa is managed by Essence’s parent company UniLodge Australia.

Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Eddie Cheng said “It is wonderful my patients can seamlessly transition from being a patient in day surgery, to a guest of Essence Suites Taringa as I believe that recovery is just as important as the surgery itself.  We are looking forward to building on this unique partnership with Westside Private Hospital and Essence Suites Taringa in order to deliver exceptional patient experiences for both our local, interstate and overseas travelling patients.”

The unique building design, modern accommodation and convenient location can be enjoyed for any conventional purpose whilst also allowing unprecedented convenience for medical stays.

The AR Plastic Surgery Team visit to Westside Private

Theatre Dr Eddie Cheng Westside Private Brisbane

Main Reception Dr Eddie Cheng Westside Private Brisbane Guest Lounge Dr Eddie Cheng Westside Private Brisbane

Dr Eddie Cheng AR Plastic Surgery Brisbane at Essence suites apartments Westside Private Dr Eddie Cheng AR Plastic Surgery Brisbane at Essence suites apartments Westside Private

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About AR Plastic Surgery By Dr Eddie Cheng

Dr Eddie Cheng is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon based in Brisbane, Australia and he is passionate about patient wellbeing as well as the care patients receive before, during and after surgery.  

As an Australian trained doctor he completed his undergraduate training at the University of Queensland in 1996, over 20 years ago.  He went on to complete his Plastic Surgery Fellowship over 10 years ago training in Brisbane, Melbourne, Taiwan and Canada. Dr Cheng has a well established Private Practice, AR Plastic Surgery, based at The Wesley Hospital in Auchenflower and is also a VMO Plastic Surgeon at  The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.   

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About Essence Apartments and Suites

Essence Apartments and Suites first opened its flagship property in Chermside in 2011 next to the Prince Charles Hospital and St Vincent’s Private Hospital (formally Holy Spirit Private Hospital). With its second hospital accommodation development having opened its doors from 16 January 2019, Essence Apartments and Suites is cementing its leadership role in the medical and tourism market. Owned by Australia’s leading student accommodation provider UniLodge Australia, Essence Apartments and Suites specialise in Medi Stays at both properties in Chermside and Taringa. For more information, visit:

Essence Suites Taringa is located at 28-32 Morrow Street, Taringa, Brisbane. Visit for more details.

About Westside Private Hospital

Montserrat Day Hospitals, Westside Private, is a short stay overnight facility, represents our 20th year in the healthcare industry, our 8th facility across Australia, and our most innovative format yet Westside Private will not only allow Brisbane patients but also rural patients to experience the highest quality in hospital Surgical and Medical treatment, but will allow our leading doctors and nurses to provide private health services in a more affordable and flexible format.  An integrated medi-hotel will also allow patients the ability to engage in a more affordable private surgical.

Welcome to Westside Private – delivering quality healthcare Locally



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