Adult chemotherapy and acute care for the elderly are part of a host of new, upgraded and expanded healthcare services to be delivered at Logan Hospital in one of Queensland’s largest ever hospital expansions.
The project, worth close to half a billion dollars, is currently the Palaszczuk Government’s biggest investment in health infrastructure and will deliver a massive boost to healthcare in Logan.
Construction onsite commenced last week with the delivery of a new $9M rapid expansion 28-bed medical ward, and will also see Building 3 — home to both adult and paediatric emergency departments — rise by four storeys and have the ground level under croft built-in.
Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Steven Miles said the scale of the Logan Hospital Expansion was unprecedented, increasing the capacity of the hospital by almost half to meet the needs of the rapidly growing community.
"This expansion will bolster existing clinical services and add an additional 206 beds and treatment spaces including five new medical wards," Minister Miles said.
"The Queensland Government is building and expanding at Logan to ensure that locals receive the best care, and we continue to keep up with demand."
Member for Waterford Shannon Fentiman said the Palaszczuk Government was investing in healthcare for the Logan region.
"We will also be upgrading and expanding the Emergency Department, Medical Assessment and Planning Unit, and Coronary Care, Palliative Care and Intensive Care units," Ms Fentiman said.
"By providing new services like chemotherapy we are giving patients the opportunity to receive life-saving treatment close to home and close to their families."
Clinical, support and operational service support areas in Building 1 and Building 2 will also be refurbished, including the Logan Maternity inpatient unit, birthing suites and special care nursery.
Minister Miles said work was also about to commence on the new Mental Health Decision Unit within the existing Emergency Department, which will provide a safe and quiet space for mental health patients to receive care.
"This dedicated space will mean appropriate, safe and personalised treatment for patients who present to the Emergency Department experiencing a mental health crisis, away from the hustle-and-bustle of the normal ED," Mr Miles said.
Upgraded and expanded clinical services will include:
Upgraded and expanded support services will include:
Maternity inpatient unit:
Special care nursery: