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The Queensland Government is investing $1.73 million to expand the Redland Hospital Emergency Department and Birthing Unit by 2020.

What we're planning

195 additional beds
Four additional Emergency Department short stay beds
Refurbished maternity unit with 36 beds
An additional birthing suite including birthing pool
Introduction of water birthing options with a total of three birthing pools
Refurbished Maternity reception, clinical workroom and Maternity Assessment Unit

Emergency Department expansion

Each year, there are more than 54,000 presentations to the Redland Hospital Emergency Department.

The Short Stay Unit within the Emergency Department provides high-quality healthcare to patients who require up to 24 hours observation and treatment.

The expansion will deliver an additional four Short Stay beds, which will increase hospital capacity and ease pressure on the Emergency Department.

Birthing Unit expansion

Redland Hospital is one of the most sought-after public hospitals for birthing, with around 1800 babies born each year.

The Birthing Unit will be expanded to provide an additional birthing suite, three new birthing pools and the refurbishment of facilities including the reception, clinical workroom and Maternity Assessment Unit.

The expansion will increase capacity for birthing at Redland Hospital, as well as deliver water birthing as an option to local mothers for the first time.


The upgraded facilities will:

  • boost capacity to meet the current and future demand for healthcare services
  • deliver modern facilities that support leading models of care
  • increase the total number of emergency short stay beds to 14
  • increase the total number of birthing suites to seven
  • introduce birthing pools for the first time.

What's happening now

The Emergency Department expansion was completed and open to patients in January 2020.  

Construction of the Birthing Unit is nearing completion and is expected to be completed in early 2020.

Part of a broader plan

We are currently exploring opportunities to expand facilities and services to ensure we meet the future healthcare needs of the Redlands Coast community.
Last updated 29 June 2020
Last reviewed 2 October 2019