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Doors open on $352.9 million clinical services building at Caboolture Hospital

A new clinical services building has officially been opened at Caboolture Hospital with the redevelopment set to provide an additional 130 beds for the region. The opening of the new building forms part of the $399.5 million Caboolture Hospital redevelopment, which is aiming to modernise and expand facilities to meet the growing needs of the community.  

 

The new five-storey building will house an expanded emergency department for the region, as well as a 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 was officially unveiled by Minister for Health Shannon Fentiman and deputy premier Steven Miles. Mr Miles highlighted how fast the City of Moreton Bay was growing, along with the importance of free healthcare services to keep pace with the needs of residents. 

 

“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,” Mr Miles said. “Together with the satellite hospitals at Bribie, Caboolture and Kallangur and expansions at Redcliffe, we are delivering on services that matter to locals.” 

 

Ms Fentiman said the new building was a gamechanger for the 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,” Ms Fentiman said. “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.” 

 

Caboolture Hospital acting executive director Adjunct Professor Alanna Geary is excited to see all the changes taking place at the hospital and is looking forward to patients and staff being able to use the new space.    

 

“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,” Adjunct Professor Geary said. “This redevelopment will include 130 new beds at the 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.” 

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