Monday, June 24, 2024

Contracts for two Queensland hospital expansions awarded

The Queensland Government today confirmed two construction companies have been locked in to deliver two key health infrastructure projects valued at a combined $88.5 million.

Broad Construction has been awarded the tender for the Gold Coast University Hospital sub-acute expansion project, while Alder Construction has been awarded the tender for the Robina Hospital Emergency Department expansion.

Minister for Health and Ambulance Services, Yvette D’Ath said work would soon begin on both projects.

“I am thrilled that the $72 million Gold Coast University Hospital sub-acute expansion project is about to kick off,” said the Minister.

“The Gold Coast University Hospital will receive three new wards to provide 70 extra sub-acute beds to care for patients with complex behavioural issues.”

Member for Gaven, Meaghan Scanlon said the purpose-built wards would include a complex management unit, geriatric evaluation and management unit, and memory support unit.

“Investments like these are vital to ensure that the Gold Coast receives state-of-the-art facilities to support our fast-growing community,” said Ms Scanlon.

“This investment is evidence of the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to the ongoing improvement of Gold Coast hospitals, so they are equipped to meet the needs of the community.

Minister D’Ath said Alder Construction will begin work early this year on the $16.5 million expansion of Robina Hospital’s Emergency Department, which is set to deliver an extra 20 treatment spaces.

“The Emergency Department will be extended into the former transit lounge area to deliver 20 extra treatment spaces and additional procedure areas, which will improve patient flow and reduce waiting times,” said Minister D’Ath.

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