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The Queensland Government is investing $1.73 million to expand the Redland Hospital Emergency Department and Birthing Unit by 2020.
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.
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:
Construction is now well underway on the project. Building works are expected to be completed by 2020, with commissioning work to be undertaken prior to opening.