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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

What is the Logan Hospital Expansion?

The Logan Hospital Expansion is a suite of major construction projects to be delivered over the coming years at the hospital.

The Logan Hospital Expansion will enhance our clinical services and improve facilities for the Logan community in one of the fastest growing regions in the state.

It will increase healthcare services available in Logan, which means the local community can be treated nearer to their home.

What's included in the expansion?

The expansion program has already completed:

These two projects have helped us increase the capacity of the hospital quickly to help meet the increasing needs of the community in one of fastest growing regions in the state.

Looking further ahead, the expansion will deliver:

  • a vertical expansion of the existing hospital buildings, with a range of new wards and services
  • an additional 206 beds and treatment spaces
  • refurbished clinical and support services in existing areas of the hospital
  • a refurbished and expanded Logan Maternity service
  • a new multi-level car park for patients, visitors and staff.

Why are we expanding Logan Hospital?

Logan is one of Queensland’s largest growth corridors, which means the demand for health care services continues to grow.

More than 70,000 people are expected to move to the area within the next decade. This is an annual growth rate of 2.2 per cent, compared to the Queensland rate of 1.7 per cent.

By 2027, Logan Hospital is predicted to see a 91 per cent increase in admissions, and a 20 per cent increase in emergency department presentations.

The Logan Hospital Expansion will increase the capacity of the hospital, to meet this future demand for healthcare services and provide more services for our community, closer to home.

When will construction start?

The first two milestones of the Logan Hospital Expansion, a new medical ward and a new mental health lounge, are now open.

Construction has commenced on the multi-level car park project. We are currently in the procurement phase for the maternity refurbishment project.

We have appointed a design team, including architects, engineers and quantity surveyors, to work with us to design the remainder of the expansion. We are currently undertaking a tender process to appoint a managing contractor for this project. We expect main construction to start in 2021.

When will construction be complete?

Construction work at the hospital will continue through to 2024. However, services will be progressively coming online starting in 2020.

How can I apply for a job?

Planning is still underway for the increased staffing required for the Logan Hospital Expansion.

In the meantime, there are opportunities in the project team – we are seeking a range of skills, including project management, project administration and change management.

We expect there will be opportunities for nursing, medical, allied health and support staff as new and expanded services come online. All new positions will be advertised on Metro South Health's job vacancies page.

How did you determine which services to expand?

Careful and considered planning is required for any new public infrastructure investment.

Metro South Health, in partnership with Building Queensland, completed a detailed business case for the expansion which included:

  • a detailed analysis of clinical service demands and population projections
  • feedback from staff and stakeholders
  • input from building design, engineering and clinical experts.

This work ensures we have a robust and deliverable plan that meets the needs of the community now and into the future.

How can I get involved or provide feedback?

Please contact us with any questions, feedback or concerns.

You can also subscribe for project updates.

If you're interested in being more involved with planning and delivery of the Logan Hospital Expansion, you can apply to become a Logan Hospital community advisor.

Multi-level car park

Why are we building a new car park?

We are committed to creating additional car parking capacity for staff, patients and visitors prior to the completion of the Logan Hospital Expansion.

Once the multi-level car park is complete, there will be more than 2000 car parks on and adjacent to the hospital site.

Where is the multi-level car park being built?

The multi-level car park will be constructed on the south-west corner of the hospital campus, on the corner of Loganlea and Armstrong Roads. This area is currently used for staff parking.

Will construction affect patient and visitor parking?

There will be minimal impact to patient and visitor parking as a result of the multi-level car park construction. During construction, patients and visitors will continue to be able to park in designated areas at the front of the hospital and underneath the main hospital building (Building 3). There will be no changes to pick-up and drop-off zones.

There may be some changes to traffic and pedestrian flows in and around the hospital site. These changes will be clearly signed.

What will the multi-level car park look like?

As an eight-storey building, we are mindful of the need to create a visually appealing exterior for the multi-level car park. We are engaging with community members, Logan City Council, cultural groups and hospital staff to co-design the façade.

Will patients and staff have to pay for parking now?

Once the car park is open, as with all large hospitals in South East Queensland, there will be a cost for parking on the Logan Hospital site. There will be concessions for eligible patients, such as those who attend the hospital frequently.

The car park will be owned and operated by the Queensland Government and not a private operator. Car park tariffs will pay for the capital repayments, operations, maintenance and improvements of the car parks. The focus on tariffs is cost recovery and not profit making.

What will be the cost of parking?

The car parking tariffs and concessions will be finalised in the lead up to the opening of the multi-level car park. Car park tariffs will pay for the capital repayments, operations, maintenance and improvements of the car parks. The focus on tariffs is cost recovery and not profit making.

Will the new multi-level car park be accessible?

The new multi-level car park will incorporate accessible design features that meet Australian Standards, including disabled bays and appropriate walkways to the hospital buildings.

Will the new multi-level car park be safe?

The safety of our patients, visitors and staff is our number one priority. The new car park will feature several safety features including:

  • marked safe walking routes
  • safety lighting
  • CCTV, monitored on-site by the local Logan Hospital Safety and Response team
  • duress points on each level.
Last updated 10 September 2020
Last reviewed 25 March 2020