More than 30,000 additional residents are expected to call the Redlands Coast home in the next decade and demand for healthcare services continues to grow.
A range of projects to provide more and better healthcare services at Redland Hospital have been completed or are underway.
Planning is underway for a $62 million Stage 1 expansion of Redland Hospital which includes a new Intensive Care Unit, a 32-bed ward and the refurbishment of a number of existing areas in the hospital.
Stage 1 is expected to be completed from late 2022 and is jointly funded by the Queensland Government ($32 million) and the Australian Government ($30 million).
A $6 million detailed business case is about to commence to deliver detailed planning for a major expansion of Redland Hospital. The proposed Stage 2 expansion would boost the capacity and capability of the hospital and increase its self-sufficiency to provide access to more healthcare services closer to home for the community.
The detailed business case involves a significant amount of work, including a detailed analysis of service and population demands, and projections to ensure a robust and deliverable plan. A range of experts will be engaged to work with clinicians and stakeholders to design the facilities, including health service planning experts, architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, and economists.
The detailed business case is expected to be completed in early 2022.
Metro South Health is committed to creating additional car parking capacity at Redland Hospital to meet the needs of patients, visitors and staff now, and into the future.
A new five-level car park will be built at Redland Hospital to provide easier and more secure car parking. When it opens in early 2022, the new multi-level car park will bring the total number of onsite car parks to 1162.
The car park will be built in the north-west corner—which is behind the existing hospital buildings—and will have a dedicated access road. Patients, visitors and staff will continue to be able to access parking on and around the Redland Hospital campus while construction of the car park is underway.
The cost for car parking will be finalised in the lead up to the opening of the multi-level car park. Concessions will be available for eligible patients and carers.
Pictured: Redland Hospital car park - artist's impression only
The Redland Hospital Birthing Unit expansion, part of a $1.73 million investment by the Queensland Government, opened in March 2020.
The expansion included a new birth suite, the refurbishment of two existing birth suites, and a refurbished Maternity Assessment Unit, as well as the introduction of water birthing with three new birthing pools.
In January 2020, the Redland Hospital Emergency Department was expanded by an additional four short stay beds as part of a $1.73 million investment by the Queensland Government.