$86.2 million Nambour General Hospital redevelopment on track
Published Monday, 18 July, 2022 at 01:46 PM
Minister for Health and Ambulance Services
The Honourable Yvette D'Ath
Nambour locals are already seeing the benefits of the Palaszczuk Government’s $86.2 million Nambour General Hospital redevelopment.
Health Minister Yvette D’Ath, who is visiting the hospital as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s Nambour Community Cabinet, said the redevelopment would almost double the number of hospital beds from 137 to 255 by 2023.
“Nambour General Hospital has been part of the local community since the 1920s, and with this redevelopment it will continue to care for locals for decades to come,” the Minister said.
“The redevelopment marks $86.2 million worth of investment which will bring an extra 118 beds online next year.
“This increased bed capacity and the other improvements being delivered will help tackle the increasing demand for health services in this growing community.
“The redevelopment has already delivered a new purpose-built space for renal dialysis, more mental health beds and a new medical imaging department.
“In addition to all this, there will also be:
- increased capacity of emergency care
- increased capacity of wards for surgical and medical patients
- a new same day rehabilitation unit
- refurbishment of cancer care services, including same day medical infusions and chemotherapy
- a new central sterilising unit
- a new courtyard and drop off zone located near the emergency department
- a new kitchen.”
Member for Nicklin Rob Skelton said:
“Nambour General Hospital is a vital part of the local community and this redevelopment will ensure it can serve residents for decades to come.
“The redevelopment means additional general beds, improvements to emergency care and access to additional mental health beds.
“It will also deliver increased capacity in medical and surgical services and an increased volume of low acuity surgery.
“The hospital continues to operate throughout the redevelopment and it’s great to see patients already benefiting from the new renal and mental health units.”
Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service Chief Executive Dr Peter Gillies said Nambour General Hospital had an important role to play within the health service’s network of facilities.
“The redevelopment will enable the hospital to support to people recovering from strokes, orthopaedic surgery and a range of other conditions that require specialist rehabilitation services,” Dr Gillies said.
The Nambour General Hospital Redevelopment is scheduled for completion in 2023.
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