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PA Hospital receives hundreds of new beds

7 July 2022

One of Queensland’s largest teaching hospitals, the Princess Alexandra Hospital, will receive a $350 million expansion to boost beds and improve patient flow.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Yvette D’Ath announced at PA Hospital on 6 July that the project would deliver up to 249 new beds by the second half of 2026.

An additional eight renal beds will be delivered as part of a $5.8 million refurbishment of the Renal High Dependency Unit.

“Brisbane’s south is growing and soon, more people in the area will need access to the quality healthcare provided by the Metro South Hospital and Health Service,” Minister D’Ath said.

“Our record $23.6 billion health budget includes $350 million to expand the Princess Alexandra Hospital, adding up to 249 new beds to the facility.

“The project will see more space built above the existing emergency department to house these beds and will include more intensive care beds and high dependency beds.

“The expansion will provide greater access to acute care, intensive care and emergency services in Brisbane’s south.

“More than 1,150 jobs will be created during the construction, providing local opportunities for Queenslanders.

“The project is part of the $9.785 billion capital expansion program that will deliver around 2,220 additional overnight beds across the state over the next six years.

“Creating jobs and managing healthcare demand now and into the future is a strong focus of this government,” Minister D’Ath said.

Metro South Health Board Chair Janine Walker AM said she welcomed the Queensland Government’s significant investment in health infrastructure and services for southside of Brisbane.

“This major funding allocation by the Queensland Government will ensure the Princess Alexandra Hospital can continue to provide highly specialised tertiary and other services into the future as one of the State’s leading hospitals,” Ms Walker said.

Last updated 15 June 2023
Last reviewed 7 July 2022

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