OK, well you couldn't have done better.
It's a great hospital where I want to work as soon as I have enough AIN experience in Aged Care, and where I want to do my Graduate Programme.
Also it's about 3 suburbs away from me, so feel free to drop me a message when you get here and I'll show you around.
As to apartments - it's a pretty safe area you're coming to. In your position I would personally get one of the apartments or units which are within walking distance of the hospital - and there are heaps! You'll want Auchenflower or Toowong - and there's a great shopping centre right in Toowong too. The Chasely (I think I've spelled that right) are reasonably expensive but very safe apartments which are a) across the road from the hospital, b) are secure, and c) overlook the river (very pretty views). That all puts you within sight of the pretty side of the city, parks, bikeways, riverside boardwalks etc. Transport galore as well for when you want to move around! The train station is right next to the hospital and buses going into the city every few minutes leave from the main road there (Coronation Drive).
Because it's the nice part of the city, you may actually have trouble finding something cheap. I'd expect you to be paying anything from $300 per week plus (and plus!) for a 2 bedroom apartment, and probably more than $200 per week for a studio in those suburbs, but the cost of living here is not high and having a nice, central place to live will save you money elsewhere - and bear in mind your wages should be pretty good! Also because it's close to the big university here, there's good nightlife and plenty of young people and lots for you to do, but be aware that Brisbane is a pretty small and parochial city. :wink2:
This is a link to the page for Auchenflower on Domain, but try Toowong too:
Good luck with your move - don't hesitate to pm me or post here with any other questions.