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Artist impressions reveal new look of PA Hospital expansion

21 February 2024

In an exciting project milestone, new artist impressions show what the $350 million expansion at Princess Alexandra Hospital will look like. 

The vertical construction will be built on top of the current Emergency Department and deliver five new floors and 249 additional beds, integrating into the existing building.

Plans include 219 new acute inpatient beds, 30 new ICU beds, 13 new cancer treatment bays and reconfigured specialist treatment spaces.

Construction will kick off later this year once early enabling works are complete, with the new space expected to open in the second half of 2026. 

Chief Executive Metro South Health Noelle Cridland said the capacity expansion project is essential given the vital role PAH plays in delivering specialist services to the state. 

“As a provider of tertiary level surgical and transplant services, cancer care, trauma and rehabilitation, PA needs the additional capacity to continue to deliver more of these services for the growing community.  

“Our expansion project team and clinicians across our specialist areas are working together with Queensland Health to co-design new health infrastructure that will deliver modern models of care and services that improve the patient experience and outcomes.

“As always with projects of this size, significant contingency plans are in place to ensure patients and hospital services experience minimal disruptions.”

For more information see the Ministerial announcement here.

Last updated 22 February 2024
Last reviewed 21 February 2024

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