Two Redcliffe Hospitals Set For Major Expansion

In order to meet the growing demand for healthcare services in the Redcliffe Peninsula, two hospitals are about to undergo major expansions, with a combined value exceeding $1 billion dollars, thanks to both public and private sector support. 

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Redcliffe Hospital

Expected to cost around $1.06 billion, the expansion of Redcliffe Hospital is part of the largest investment that the Queensland state government has ever in new beds and facilities for new and expanded hospitals.

Plans for Redcliffe Hospital include new clinical services and ambulatory care buildings, and the refurbishment of the existing hospital facilities to deliver additional capacity for both clinical and facility support services.

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Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said the additional facilities also include new operating theatres, Emergency Department treatment spaces, endoscopy rooms, birthing suites, outpatient consult rooms, diagnostic rooms, and the expansion of medical imaging, pharmacy, and pathology areas.

The expansion is expected to boost the hospital’s bed base by around 204 additional beds. Some 1,500 jobs will be generated by the hospital construction activities.

The new ambulatory care building is expected to be operational by the second half of 2026, whilst the new clinical services building is expected to open one year after, in the latter half of 2027.

Refurbishment works on the existing hospital building is expected to be complete and operational in 2028.

Peninsula Private Hospital

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Meanwhile, a $71-million sale-leaseback deal has recently been signed for the Peninsula Private Hospital in Kippa-Ring by new owners NorthWest Healthcare Properties. The current operator, Healthscope, will continue to run the acute surgical and rehabilitation facility.

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The 70-bed hospital is also up for a major revamp and expansion which will see NorthWest Healthcare Properties allocate up to $110 million to build additional operating theatres and procedure rooms, on surplus land surrounding the existing buildings.

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Construction is expected to commence in early 2023 and the hospital is planning on a late 2024 opening for the new facilities.