Caboolture Hospital opens doors to new Clinical Services Building as part of $352.9 million redevelopment

Published Monday, 27 November, 2023 at 09:35 AM

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

  • Minister for Health Shannon Fentiman and the Deputy Premier open Caboolture Hospital’s new Clinical Services Building
  • The redevelopment is set to provide 130 additional beds for the region
  • This is part of the $399.5 million Caboolture Hospital Redevelopment to modernise and expand facilities to meet the communities’ growing needs.

The Minister for Health Shannon Fentiman, together with the Deputy Premier Steven Miles have today unveiled a new five-storey Clinical Services Building at Caboolture Hospital, set to provide 130 new beds for the hospital.

The Clinical Services Building is part of the Palaszczuk Government’s investment of $352.9 million which will see Caboolture Hospital receive an extensive uplift, including a refurbishment of some of its existing spaces.

The new building will house an expanded Emergency Department for the region, as well as Palliative Care Unit, Intensive Care Unit, operating theatres and stage one recovery spaces, Cardiac Care Unit, a specialised Chest Pain Assessment Unit, two medical wards and space for a future 20 bed Rehabilitation Unit.

The new building forms part of the $399.5 million Caboolture Hospital Redevelopment, which includes a new Multi-Storey Carpark and a refurbishment program to enhance and modernise spaces within the existing hospital.

Quotes attributable to Deputy Premier and Member for Murrumba Steven Miles: 

“Moreton Bay is one of the South East’s fastest growing communities, and they need free healthcare services that keep pace with their needs.

“The planned community of Warraba in Caboolture west will be home to 70,000 people and this hospital expansion will ensure they have access to tertiary health care close to home.

“Together with the Satellite Hospitals at Bribie, Caboolture and Kallangur and expansions at Redcliffe we are delivering on services that matter to locals.”

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

“The new $352.9 million Clinical Services Building is a gamechanger for this rapidly growing community, with an expanded emergency department and specialised services opening just in time for Christmas.

“A new Palliative Care Unit and Geriatric Evaluation and Management Unit will provide increased access to services right here in Caboolture, supporting some of our most complex patient cohorts closer to home.

“Our existing workforce will be joined by new staff, with 283 full time equivalent positions across a range of services to support the care needs of this growing community.

“I’m proud our government is delivering the infrastructure needed to bring vital health services, closer to home for Queenslanders.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Morayfield Mark Ryan:

“I’m so proud to stand here today to open this amazing facility for the people of Caboolture.

“This new Clinical Services Building is truly a world-class medical establishment that we can all be proud of. Generations of local people will come to this place to start new lives, to recover when they're injured, and to heal when they're sick.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Pumicestone Ali King:

“This new facility is a game changer for the region and allows our wonderful health care workers to continue delivering their world class health care to their communities.

“I am proud to be part of a government that is delivering the infrastructure we need to ensure the delivery of services for generations to come.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Kurwongbah Shane King: 

“This is a fantastic win for our community and an important milestone in the huge $399.5M Caboolture Hospital Redevelopment project.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Bancroft Chris Whiting: 

“I’m proud to be part of a government building the infrastructure our frontline workers need to continue delivering their world-class healthcare to our community.”

Quotes attributable to Caboolture Hospital Acting Executive Director Adjunct Professor Alanna Geary: 

“We are excited today to showcase our beautiful new space, which will soon be buzzing with patients and staff as our teams migrate across over the next few weeks,” Adjunct Professor Geary said.

“A much larger and innovative Emergency Department is expected to open in December, which will further increase capacity at our hospital and provide additional care spaces for those in need.

“The redevelopment will include 130 new beds at Caboolture Hospital meanwhile the targeted refurbishment of the existing hospital will commence in early 2024 and will include an enhanced and expanded Special Care Nursery, New Medical Day Stay Unit, expanded medical records facility, plus expansions for pharmacy and pathology.”