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Redland Hospital ED expansion opens

10 January 2020

Redland Hospital’s Emergency Department will treat more patients, quicker thanks to the Queensland Government’s $1.73 million expansion.

Minister for Housing and Public Works and Member for Springwood Mick de Brenni said the expansion means more beds and better patient outcomes.

“This project will deliver an increase in the total number of ED short stay beds at Redland Hospital by 40%, delivering more access especially when you need it most - in an emergency,” Minister de Brenni said.

“The completion of this latest $1.73 million project means more of our locals can be seen at a time and that means you can get back to normal life more quickly.

“This wouldn’t be possible without the record health funding for Metro South HHS the Palaszczuk Government has delivered.”

Member for Redlands Kim Richards said the expansion will ease pressure on Redland Hospital’s busy ED.

“Our hardworking doctors and nurses do a great job in providing world class care to every patient who walks through the doors of our ED,” Ms Richards said.

“The expansion means their jobs get that little bit easier and they can focus on delivering the world class health services people in Redlands expect and deserve.

“The Maternity Ward upgrade will also be finished soon and will mean expectant mums in the Redlands can give birth locally.”

Member for Capalaba Don Brown said the Palaszczuk Government was delivering more jobs for locals through record investment in healthcare. 

“We’ve presented Redlands with a bold plan for Redland Hospital and it’s already paying off with more jobs, better health outcomes, and more services,” Mr Brown said.

“This upgrade has delivered an additional 25 jobs, including 3 apprentices, for locals during the construction phase.

“It’s also helping to support the extra 38 doctors and 154 nurses we’ve hired at Redland Hospital since 2015.”

Last updated 7 May 2020
Last reviewed 14 January 2020

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