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.
In the short term, the expansion will deliver:
These two projects will help 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:
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.
The first milestone of the Logan Hospital Expansion, a new medical ward, has already opened. Construction on the mental health decision unit is continuing and is expected to be complete in early 2020.
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 also about to commence a tender process to appoint a managing contractor for this project. We expect early works to commence in late 2020.
Construction work at the hospital will continue through to 2024. However, services will be progressively coming online starting in 2020.
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.
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:
This work ensures we have a robust and deliverable plan that meets the needs of the community now and into the future.
Please contact us with any questions, feedback or concerns.
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