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Maternity Services Refurbishment Project

Planning, design and consultation is under way for a proposed $21.9 million refurbishment of Logan Hospital's Maternity Services. The expansion is proposed to include additional beds, delivery rooms and cots to provide contemporary maternity services for our local community, close to home.

What we're planning

Refurbished maternity unit with 36 beds
Refurbished maternity unit with 36 beds
Refurbished birthing unit with 14 birth suites, eight with birthing pools
Refurbished birthing unit with 14 birth suites, eight with birthing pools
Refurbished special care nursery
Refurbished special care nursery
New, dedicated 24-hour maternity unit access road
New, dedicated 24-hour maternity unit access road

What's happening now

The Queensland Government has funded the development of a Detailed Business Case (DBC) for the Logan Hospital Maternity Services Refurbishment Project. The DBC is an important component of all major infrastructure projects. It ensures the project will provide value for money, and includes:

  • significant consultation with clinicians, stakeholders and the community
  • a 'schematic design' - a high-level architectural plan of the new facilities
  • specialist advice from architects, engineers, and financial and building experts.

Once the DBC is approved by the government, planning for construction will commence.

Benefits

This major refurbishment project will deliver modern facilities to significantly improve the birthing experience for new mothers and their families.

It will provide greater birthing choice, improved access and enhanced privacy for mothers, ‘rooming in’ capability to allow mothers and partners to bond with their babies, and dedicated lounge facilities for families.

Proposed new and expanded facilities

Maternity inpatient unit

  • Six additional maternity inpatient beds, bringing the total to 36 beds
  • A mix of single and double rooms with ensuites
  • A four-bed high dependency unit
  • A Maternity Assessment Unit and a Close Observation Unit
  • Rooming-in capability for partners/carers, as well as a family lounge with beverage bay

Birthing unit

  • Five additional birthing suites, bringing the total to 14 suites
  • Expanded birthing suite size
  • Eight suites containing birthing pools
  • Rooming-in capability for partners, carers and families

Special Care Nursery

  • Additional cot spaces
  • Ready access for allied health staff including physiotherapists, social workers and Healthy Hearing
  • Four close observation cots and a dedicated procedure room
  • Rooming-in capability for parents and babies, as well as a family lounge with beverage bay and bathroom

Maternity reception / access road

  • Secure, direct access to Maternity Services for vehicular and ambulance drop off
  • 24-hour access to Maternity Services main reception
  • Faster and safer access for women in labour
  • Waiting room with children's play corner
Last updated 8 January 2019
Last reviewed 8 January 2019