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Caboolture Hospital has a brand-new Emergency Department.

Health Minister Steven Miles said that the new Emergency Department would help relieve pressure on the busy hospital.

“Caboolture Hospital is one of Queensland’s busiest hospitals, with our hardworking ED staff need support to keep up with a booming population and increased demand,” Minister Miles said.

“Combined with the State Government’s investment in mental healthcare models, the State Government expect frontline doctors and nurses to have some of the pressure taken off.”

“The new Mental Health Short Stay Unit and Step Up Step Down means that they’ll be able to better manage complex mental health cases.”

Member for Morayfield Mark Ryan said that the Caboolture Hospital would soon host two mental healthcare units to better treat mental health patients.

“We’re building a brand new $5.4 million Mental Health Short Stay Unit right here in Caboolture, to provide a safe environment for patients and deliver the very best model of care,” Minister Ryan said.

“Emergency Departments aren’t always the best place to treat mental health patients, it can be overwhelming for patients and doesn’t always connect them with the care they need.

“The Short Stay Unit will mean mental health patients can bypass emergency departments and be treated by specialist staff faster in an environment designed for their specific needs.

“That, combined with the new Step Up Step Down youth mental health facility in the Caboolture CBD, means that Caboolture locals experiencing a mental health crisis can get the care they need.” The $352.9 million redevelopment of Caboolture Hospital and $41.7 million multi-storey car park also remain on track with the tender process to find a main contractor in its final stages.

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