Queensland’s third Satellite Hospital to open its doors next week

Published Monday, 21 August, 2023 at 09:43 AM

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

  • The new $43.8 million Redlands Satellite Hospital will open on 28 August 2023.
  • The Palaszczuk Government has announced Redlands Satellite Hospital has been co-named Talwalpin Milbul in recognition of the region’s First Nations peoples.
  • The Redlands Satellite Hospital includes a Minor Injury and Illness Clinic, kidney dialysis chairs, chemotherapy chairs as well as medical imaging and diagnostic services
  • Over the weekend more than 300 Redlands Coast locals toured the new facility and met with healthcare staff.

Minister for Health, Mental Health and Ambulance Services Shannon Fentiman has joined local MPs to officially open the new Redlands Satellite Hospital.

The facility opens to patients from 28 August 2023 and will provide high quality healthcare closer to home for Redlands Coast and Bay Islands residents.

A Minor Illness and Injury Clinic will provide urgent care options and take pressure off nearby emergency departments, including Redland Hospital.

This clinic will be open from 8am to 10pm daily, and is equipped to treat simple fractures, sprains and strains, head injuries without loss of consciousness, and a range of other urgent, conditions. It also includes on-site medical imaging.

Redlands Satellite Hospital will also provide a range of specialist and outpatient services including a Cancer Day Therapy Unit and Kidney Dialysis Unit.

More than 100 health care workers have been recruited to staff the new Satellite Hospital including doctors, nurses, administration officers, allied health practitioners and operational staff.

The facility is one of seven being delivered across the South-East as part of the Queensland Government’s $377 million Satellite Hospital Program designed to provide quality urgent care closer to home.

Satellite Hospitals in Bribie Island, Eight Mile Plains, Kallangur, Ripley, and Tugun will open later in 2023 and in 2024.

The Palaszczuk Government announced that the Redlands Satellite Hospital has been co-named Talwalpin Milbul in recognition of the region’s First Nations peoples and their history, culture, and identity.

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

“The Redlands Satellite Hospital will open to patients from Monday 28 August, and provide services closer to home for people living on the Redlands Coast and Bay Islands.

“Queenslanders deserve the best health care, no matter where the live, and this facility will take pressure off the Redland’s Hospital and emergency department.

“The Redland Hospital Modular Expansion project is well underway and will add 28 new acute inpatient beds to the region, further reducing the pressures we’ve been seeing across the state.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Redlands Kim Richards:

“What an exciting time this is for our Redlands community, and I was so pleased to see so many people tour this fantastic new facility over the weekend at the community open day.

“This new facility means locals will not need to travel far from home to access the healthcare they need – and this is something I am really proud of.

“This will make such a significant difference in the lives of many people - particularly those who access kidney dialysis and cancer day therapy services.

“I look forward to visiting Redlands Satellite Hospital, its staff and patients again and again.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Capalaba Don Brown:

“I am very proud to be here today with the Minister as we cut the ribbon on the Redlands Satellite Hospital.

“This is a wonderful place to live, and these new health services will make a real difference to the people of this community.

“Thank you to all the dedicated healthcare workers who will be working at this amazing new facility and for continuing to provide the very best care for our Redlands community.

Quotes attributable to Metro South Hospital and Health Service Chief Executive, Noelle Cridland:

“Today is an exciting step forward in the Redlands Satellite Hospital journey as we look forward to welcoming the first patients to this wonderful new facility.

“The satellite hospital will boost healthcare services for the local community so that more residents can get the care they need, closer to home.

“We are proud of the work we continue to do across Metro South Health to provide sustainable, culturally safe and responsive healthcare services, and to ensure our services are equitable and accessible for all people.

“The Metro South Health First Nations Health Equity Strategy addresses the need to redesign our health service to see more First Nations people employed across the system, listen to First Nations voices, and support a better integrated and coordinated system for First Nations peoples.

“We hope Talwalpin Milbul will be another step forward for our community and our valued relationships with local First Nations peoples and look forward to continuing our journey together to improve health outcomes for all.


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