Early Works Commence on major Redcliffe Hospital Expansion
Published Friday, 02 February, 2024 at 10:57 AM
The Honourable Steven Miles
Minister for Health, Mental Health and Ambulance Services and Minister for Women
The Honourable Shannon Fentiman
- Early work construction begins on major expansion to Redcliffe Hospital.
- The project will deliver 204 new beds, ambulatory care and a significant expansion of existing services including theatres, birthing, endoscopy and a range of other clinical and support services.
- Construction will support 2,573 jobs and is due for completion in 2028, weather permitting.
A new expansion project at Redcliffe Hospital is taking shape, with early works commencing this month on the over $1.1 billion major redevelopment.
The expansion and refurbishment project will deliver a bigger and better hospital for the growing Redcliffe community.
The project includes delivering a nine storey Clinical Services Building, as well as 204 new beds and an expansion of existing services across including theatres, emergency, birthing, endoscopy and a range of other clinical and support services.
This expansion will enable a more integrated service delivery model.
More than 2,500 jobs will be supported during construction, under managing contractor Multiplex Constructions.
The expansion is one of 11 major hospital expansions in delivery by the Miles Labor Government. A further three new hospitals will be built by the government in Coomera, Bundaberg and Toowoomba.
The Big Hospital Build will provide an almost 2,200 bed boost to Queensland’s hospital system and is the biggest capital investment in health in Queensland’s history.
It’s expected the Redcliffe Hospital expansion will be completed by late 2028, weather and construction conditions permitting.
Quotes attributable to Premier of Queensland Steven Miles:
“Queenslanders can trust that my government will deliver more beds, more doctors and more nurses in our hospitals.
“We have more than $14 billion committed to deliver new and expanded hospitals right around the state, and are on track to build our critical health workforce by almost 10,000 this term of government.
“This major expansion will add an extra 204 beds and five new operating theatres to meet the demand of our growing Moreton Bay region.
“We are injecting $2.6 billion into infrastructure upgrades across the region because we know it’s what locals want and need.
“Meanwhile, this investment is supporting a massive 2,573 good jobs for locals over the next four years.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Health, Mental Health and Ambulance Services Shannon Fentiman:
“It’s exciting to see works beginning on our more than $1.1 billion Redcliffe Hospital expansion program which will deliver the infrastructure and beds needed to meet future demand across the Moreton Bay region.
“Our dedicated health workers do an incredible job caring for their community here in Redcliffe, ensuring they receive the best healthcare close to home.
“I can’t wait to be back to open the new Morayfield Ambulance Station and Bribie Island Satellite Hospital later this year, which will further strengthen healthcare services for this region.
“We know all the LNP did in government was cut, sack, and sell our public service, including sacking more than 1,800 nurses and midwives.
“That would never happen under a Labor government. We’re doing everything we can to ensure we have the workforce and infrastructure in place to safeguard the delivery of Queensland’s worldclass healthcare for generations to come.”
Attribute to Member for Redcliffe and Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath:
“I am so pleased to join the Premier and Health Minister in Redcliffe to mark the start of early works for this significant investment, which will be a game changer for health care in our community.
“I also want to acknowledge the amazing workers at Metro North, and in particular Redcliffe Hospital, who provide such a critical service each and every day.
“We know Queensland’s health system is one of the best in the nation, but this expansion, which will add 204 additional beds as well as upgraded services, will ensure our region has worldclass facilities at their doorstep.
“I’m proud to be a member of a Labor government which is investing record amounts of money in health care – whether it be infrastructure like this expansion or the three brand new hospitals we are building – or in skills and jobs that we need.”
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