Stage two of $399.5M Caboolture Hospital Redevelopment gets underway
Published Friday, 04 June, 2021 at 11:43 AM
Minister for Health and Ambulance Services
The Honourable Yvette D'Ath
Caboolture Hospital is poised to deliver even more health services and improved parking to one of the fastest growing areas in south-east Queensland.
Construction group Lendlease have been awarded the stage two contract to deliver the Caboolture Hospital Redevelopment Project (CHRP), one of the state’s most critical health infrastructure projects.
Lendlease, managing contractor for the first stage of works, will now lead construction of the redevelopment of Caboolture Hospital and the new multi-storey car park.
The redevelopment, which includes a commitment of $352.9 million for the redevelopment of Caboolture Hospital and $46.6 million to deliver a new multi-storey car park, will increase the hospital’s bed capacity and ensure the community has access to a modern health facility with new specialist healthcare services.
Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Yvette D’Ath said the redevelopment of Caboolture Hospital is needed to ensure the hospital has the capacity and services to meet the growing needs of the Caboolture and surrounds community.
“The Caboolture Hospital Redevelopment will provide the Caboolture community with a modern health facility that can deliver specialised healthcare and complex services to those that need it most,” Minister D’Ath said.
“It will not only increase the size of Caboolture Hospital and the scope of services being offered to the community, but it will allow more patients to access the health services they need closer to home.
“Today’s announcement means Lendlease can progress with Stage 2 works, including building the five- storey clinical services building, the much-needed multi-storey car park and the delivery of a refurbishment program that will modernise spaces within the existing hospital.”
Member for Morayfield Mark Ryan said that the Palaszczuk Government’s investment in health services to support growth in the community would also support local jobs.
“We know that supporting jobs in construction is an important part of Queensland’s economic recovery,” said Mr Ryan.
“Delivering health infrastructure for the Moreton Bay region is critical to the physical and economic health of Queenslanders.”
Member for Pumicestone Ali King welcomed the announcement.
“With the first two tower cranes now onsite, we’re ready to build a bigger and better hospital for the Caboolture community and we’re building it in a sustainable way,” said Ms King.
“The Palaszczuk Government continues to deliver for the Moreton Bay region to ensure that our health system remains strong.”
Member for Bancroft Chris Whiting said that the hospital’s redevelopment would complement the Palaszczuk Government’s boost to frontline staff.
“The Palaszczuk Government continues to support our frontline health staff by employing even more doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and paramedics,” said Mr Whiting.
“Over the next four years, Queenslanders will see an extra 9,475 frontline health staff employed.
“The Palaszczuk Government will continue to invest in our facilities and workforce to keep pace with our growing population.”
Lendlease Building General Manager, Brad Protheroe said the team was focussed on a redevelopment design that catered to the growing operational requirements of the hospital.
“We have worked closely with the Queensland Government, Caboolture Hospital and Metro North Health Service to identify a design that meets the needs of all key stakeholders, practitioners, patients and visitors to the hospital.”
This project will also importantly serve as the testing grounds for local initiatives in relation to sustainable construction practices – a key target of Lendlease’s global campaign, Mission Zero, that aims to tackle climate change, Mr Protheroe said.
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