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High-tech modular ward to rapidly expand Logan Hospital

28 November 2022

A new $20 million modular ward for Logan Hospital will boost bed capacity and ease pressure on one of the state’s busiest emergency departments as construction continues on the hospital’s major vertical expansion.

Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Yvette D’Ath MP said the new 28-bed ward would help respond to health service demand in the short term and was in addition to the Queensland Government’s record $1 billion-plus investment into Logan Hospital.

“Logan Hospital serves one of Queensland’s largest growth corridors meaning demand for health services continues to increase, with emergency presentations increasing by 15 per cent over the past five years alone,” Minister D’Ath said. 

“This bed boost will create additional capacity by mid-2023, easing pressure on the emergency department and helping patients receive the care they need sooner.”

The Minister said the ward - which would be known as “Ward ‘2Q” - would only take around six months to deliver, and would include a mix of single and four-bed rooms with ensuites.

“The ward will focus on providing care for patients who need to stay in hospital a little longer due to complex medical or social needs - freeing up acute medical beds.”

She said construction on the locally manufactured, high-tech modular ward had already begun and once complete, would be craned into place at the hospital.

“These ready-made wards are fitted out as modern, fully functional wards with plumbing, medical gases, clinical lighting and nurses’ stations.

“The Queensland Government delivered a similar 28-bed modular ward at Logan Hospital in early 2020, and it has proven to be an innovative solution to the increasing demand on our public health services.”

Minister D’Ath said the rapid expansion project was expected to support more than 95 jobs during its construction.

“The Logan Hospital Expansion is one of the Queensland Government’s key job-creating initiatives, and will support more than 2000 jobs during construction across all projects.

“The construction program will see significant employment opportunities for local tradies, subcontractors and apprentices, and into the future, up to 30 per cent more healthcare workers.”

Pictured (left-to-right): Nursing Director Medicine and Emergency Services Kathy Flanigan, Acting Executive Director Logan Hospital Kieran Kinsella, Metro South Health Acting Chief Executive Noelle Cridland, Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Yvette D'Ath, and Riley McCrea and Jamie Coe from Hutchinson Builders.

Last updated 28 November 2022
Last reviewed 28 November 2022

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