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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

What is the Logan Hospital Expansion?

The Logan Hospital Expansion is a series 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?

In the short term, the expansion will deliver:

  • a new medical ward
  • a mental health decision unit adjacent to the Emergency Department.

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:

  • 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.

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?

Construction has already started on Logan Hospital's new medical ward.  Construction on the mental health decision unit will commence in late October 2019.

We are about to commence the tender process to appoint a design team and a range of other consultants to work with us to deliver the remainder of the expansion project.

When will construction be complete?

Construction work for the new medical ward and mental health decision unit will continue through to early 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.

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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.

Last updated 17 October 2019
Last reviewed 17 October 2019