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Community takes first look at new Eight Mile Plains Satellite Hospital during open day

31 May 2024

Close to 1000 residents toured the new $65.4 million Eight Mile Plains Satellite Hospital at the Community Open Day held recently.
 
Opening its doors to the public on Monday this week, the new facility will deliver more essential healthcare services to the local community.
 
Premier Steven Miles, Deputy Premier Cameron Dick and Health Minister Shannon Fentiman joined the festivities at the open day to showcase the new facility, meeting with local residents as well as the staff.
 
The Satellite Hospital’s First Nations co-name was also officially unveiled as Maroo-goodji-ba, meaning tranquillity and care, while also honouring the cultural significance of 'place of red soil', a term representing Eight Mile Plains.
  

Metro South Health Chief Executive Noelle Cridland said she was thrilled that the new Satellite Hospital would provide another healthcare option for local residents.
  
“Metro South Health has a proud tradition of providing accessible, culturally safe and equitable healthcare services for everyone in the communities we serve.
  
“We have a strong focus and commitment to improving our health service by listening to First Nations voices, employing more First Nations people, and supporting a better integrated and coordinated system for First Nations peoples.
 
“The facility’s First Nations co-name, Maroo-goodji-ba, was selected by local Traditional Owners and is another step forward in our journey to improve health outcomes for all."

Last updated 31 May 2024
Last reviewed 31 May 2024

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