Tenders awarded for two more hospital expansion projects on the Gold Coast
Published Wednesday, 01 February, 2023 at 03:30 PM
Minister for Health and Ambulance Services
The Honourable Yvette D'Ath
Two key infrastructure projects valued at $88.5 million that will significantly enhance the capacity of Gold Coast University Hospital and Robina Hospital are one step closer with two construction companies locked in to deliver the works.
Broad Construction has been awarded the tender for the Gold Coast University Hospital sub-acute expansion project, and Alder Construction has been awarded the tender for the Robina Hospital Emergency Department expansion.
Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Yvette D’Ath said that work would soon begin on both projects.
“I am thrilled that the $72 million Gold Coast University Hospital sub-acute expansion project is about to kick off,” said the Minister.
“The Gold Coast University Hospital will receive three new wards to provide 70 extra sub-acute beds to care for patients with complex behavioural issues.”
Member for Gaven Meaghan Scanlon said that the purpose-built wards would include a complex management unit, geriatric evaluation and management unit, and memory support unit.
“Investments like these are vital to ensure that the Gold Coast receives state-of-the-art facilities to support our fast-growing community,” said Ms Scanlon.
“This investment is evidence of the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to the ongoing improvement of Gold Coast hospitals, so they are equipped to meet the needs of the community.
“We are delivering $1.6 billion worth of health infrastructure projects for the growing Gold Coast community, which together will provide an extra 648 beds and will deliver healthcare services closer to home.
“Our investments to build new and expanded hospitals across the Gold Coast will also provide a significant boost for the local economy and local businesses, creating more than 3,800 construction jobs.”
Minister D’Ath said Alder Construction will begin work early this year on the $16.5 million expansion of Robina Hospital’s Emergency Department which will deliver an extra 20 treatment spaces.
“The Emergency Department will be extended into the former transit lounge area to deliver 20 extra treatment spaces and additional procedure areas, which will improve patient flow and reduce waiting times,” said Minister D’Ath.
“Importantly, these projects are supported by the Palaszczuk Government’s record investment in staffing, with 337 more doctors, 1,655 more nurses, 139 more paramedics and 255 more allied health professionals joining the Gold Coast workforce since we were elected in 2015.”
The Palaszczuk Government’s health infrastructure projects for the Gold Coast also include:
- $1.3 billion new Coomera Hospital with 404 beds
- $122.7 million Secure Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit with 40 beds at the Gold Coast University Hospital
- 114 bed expansion of Robina Hospital
- New Tugun Satellite Hospital
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