The Queensland Government is investing $1.85 million to expand the Princess Alexandra Hospital Spinal Injury Unit by 2021.
The Queensland Spinal Injuries Unit is a 40 bed unit servicing all of Queensland. It provides a unique service being the only spinal injuries unit in Australia that provides acute care, primary rehabilitation, transitional rehabilitation, outpatient services and outreach services from the one facility.
The upgrade will provided a needed refurbishment to bathrooms and other facilities, including a new sensory garden, dining area, contemporary amenities, entertainment and skills development area, improving patient experience and enabling patients to return to their home sooner.
The infrastructure design was approached collaboratively between Metro South Health, patients and consumers.
Metro South Health has now awarded a contractor, and construction is now well underway.