Redlands Hospital receives $150 million budget bed boost paving the way for Stage 2 Expansion

Published Monday, 29 May, 2023 at 09:15 AM


Premier and Minister for the Olympic and Paralympic Games
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment
The Honourable Cameron Dick

Minister for Health, Mental Health and Ambulance Services and Minister for Women
The Honourable Shannon Fentiman

  • Redland Hospital set to received $150 million funding boost towards expansion
  • Investment will deliver a new Mental Health Facility – almost doubling bed capacity through an additional 20 beds
  • Government committed to delivering additional mental health services for local Redlands community

Additional mental health and wellbeing support will be available to the Redlands community thanks to support from the Palaszczuk Government.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk joined Minister for Health and Mental Health Shannon Fentiman and local MPs to announce $150 million within the upcoming State Budget for a new Mental Health Facility for the Redland Hospital.

The Hospital’s existing mental health building rebuilt with its capacity increased by 20 beds to meet growing community needs for improved mental health services, bringing the total number of beds in the unit to 43.

The expansion forms part of a staged capacity increase at Redlands Hospital – building on the significant investments made by the Government as part of the Queensland Health and Hospitals Plan.

Demolition of the existing mental health building after the new facility is built is an important enabler in the Redlands Hospital master plan.

It will free up critical land on the hospital site, making way for the Stage 2 hospital expansion.

The $62 million Stage 1 Expansion will deliver 37 additional beds and a new Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and a $25 million modular expansion is delivering 28 new beds.

A multi-level car park also opened this year, significantly increased car parking capacity for patients, visitors and staff by more than 1000 undercover parking spaces.

The $150 million investment is supported by the Palaszczuk Government’s mental health payroll tax levy.

As well as these projects, the Redlands community will also be able to access healthcare services at the new Redlands Satellite Hospital as part of the $377 million Satellite Hospitals Program.

Quotes attributable to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk:

“Better facilities mean better care delivered where it’s needed,” the Premier said.

“It’s part of our plan to make sure Queenslanders get the health services they need closer to home and our frontline health workers have the tools they need to save lives.

“Our government will always prioritise the health of Queenslanders.”

Quotes attributable to the Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment Cameron Dick

“The construction of the new mental health facility will support 435 construction jobs and will build upon the record health capital investment of $9.78 billion I announced in last year’s budget.

“That investment though our Health and Hospitals Plan will deliver three new hospitals, 11 major hospital expansions, and 2,200 more beds for Queenslanders.”

Quotes attributable to the Minister for Health, Mental Health and Ambulance Services, Shannon Fentiman:

“Our government’s mental health payroll tax levy will support the investment in this new facility as part of our clear commitment to address the mental health and wellbeing concerns facing Queenslanders.

“It will make an enormous difference for both patients and their health outcomes, as well as for our frontline staff.

“The returns generated by that levy will provide funding for more services, and more mental health professionals where and when they are needed.

“It will also ensure people who need assistance with mental health services can receive it earlier.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Redlands Kim Richards:

“The new carpark and demolishing the existing mental health building unlocks the hospital site for continued expansion.

“The new Mental Health building is the first step as we commence delivering the Stage 2 expansion.”

Further information:

Construction is expected to commence in 2025.

The facility expected to be completed and operational in late 2027, weather and construction conditions permitting.


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