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Construction will begin this month on a brand new multi-million-dollar health facility to include a new minor injury and illness clinic and dedicated women’s health service run by Logan Hospital.
The $33.4 million Logan Urgent and Specialist Care Centre (LUSCC) project – funded by the Australian Government – will deliver a range of services via 12 urgent care spaces and 31 specialist outpatient consult rooms.
Turning the sod on the project last week, Federal Treasurer and Member for Rankin Jim Chalmers said the centre was designed to ease pressure on Logan Hospital’s emergency department and give local women easier access to quality care.
“It will mean better healthcare, quicker and closer to home for thousands of people in our community,” the Treasurer said.
“The people of Logan and surrounding areas deserve the same access to timely, high quality care that’s available in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne and through this project, we’re helping to deliver it.”
The LUSCC project will form part of a larger facility to be known as the Meadowbrook Health Centre being built by a local developer on Nestor Drive, across the road from Logan Hospital.
When it opens in 2024, Logan Hospital will provide a new Minor Injury and Illness Centre on the ground level of the centre—similar to those being provided at the new Satellite Hospitals at Eight Mile Plains and Redlands.
There will also be a Women’s Health Outpatient Service on the upper level, providing gynaecological and antenatal services.
Supporting services will include pharmacy, pathology, x-ray and ultrasound.
The Meadowbrook Health Centre will have on-site parking spaces and is close to local public transport options to ensure people can quickly and easily access services.
The LUSCC project is designed to complement the $1 billion-plus expansion of Logan Hospital, which is delivering an additional 206 beds and treatment spaces over the next two years, with a further 112 beds by 2027.
Pictured: Federal Treasurer and Member for Rankin Jim Chalmers, MSH A/Chief Executive Noelle Cridland, State Minister for Public Works and Procurement and Member for Springwood Mick de Brenni, and Logan City Council's Economic Development Chair Councillor Jon Raven turning the first sod for the project.
Inset: An artist impression of the new Meadowbrook Health Centre.