Logan wins with Queensland’s largest ever hospital expansion

Adult chemotherapy and acute care for the elderly are part of a host of new, upgraded and expanded healthcare services to be delivered at Logan Hospital is one of Queensland’s largest-ever hospital expansions.

The project, worth close to half a billion dollars, is currently the Palaszczuk Government’s biggest investment in health infrastructure and will deliver a massive boost to healthcare in Logan.

Construction on site commenced last week with the delivery of a new $9M rapid expansion 28-bed medical ward, and will also see Building 3 — home to both adult and paediatric emergency departments — rise by four storeys and have the ground level undercroft built-in.

Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Steven Miles said the scale of the Logan Hospital Expansion was unprecedented, increasing the capacity of the hospital by almost half to meet the needs of the rapidly growing community.

“This expansion will bolster existing clinical services and add an additional 206 beds and treatment spaces including five new medical wards,” Minister Miles said.

“The Queensland Government is building and expanding at Logan to ensure that locals receive the best care, and we continue to keep up with demand.”

Member for Waterford Shannon Fentiman said the Palaszczuk Government was investing in healthcare for the Logan region.

“We will also be upgrading and expanding the Emergency Department, Medical Assessment and Planning Unit, and Coronary Care, Palliative Care and Intensive Care units,” Ms Fentiman said.

“By providing new services like chemotherapy we are giving patients the opportunity to receive life-saving treatment close to home and close to their families.”

Clinical, support and operational service support areas in Building 1 and Building 2 will also be refurbished, including the Logan Maternity inpatient unit, birthing suites and special care nursery.

Minister Miles said work was also about to commence on the new Mental Health Decision Unit within the existing Emergency Department, which will provide a safe and quiet space for mental health patients to receive care.

“This dedicated space will mean appropriate, safe and personalised treatment for patients who present to the Emergency Department experiencing a mental health crisis, away from the hustle-and-bustle of the normal ED,” Mr Miles said.

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Find out more: https://metrosouth.health.qld.gov.au/loganexpansion

FAST FACTS

Logan Hospital Expansion

Upgraded and expanded clinical services will include:

  • Five additional medical inpatient units
  • Emergency Department Short Stay beds
  • Coronary Care Unit
  • Medical Assessment and Planning Unit
  • Transit Care Hub
  • Infection Control
  • Intensive Care
  • Mental Health
  • Palliative Care
  • Satellite Medical Imaging including a new MRI
  • Endoscopy
  • Pharmacy
  • Pathology
  • Clinical Measurements Unit (Cardiac and Respiratory)

Upgraded and expanded support services will include:

  • Staff education and simulation suite
  • Griffith University Medical student area
  • Medical Staff Room
  • Staff dining room
  • Kitchen and upgrade to back of house offices
  • Clinical Equipment and Supply Unit
  • Biomedical Technology Services
  • Building and engineering workshop
  • High voltage electrical power feed

Logan Maternity Refurbishment

Maternity inpatient unit:

  • Six additional maternity inpatient beds, bringing the total to 36 beds
  • A mix of single and double rooms with ensuites
  • Facilities for partners, carers and families

Birthing unit:

  • Five additional birthing suites, bringing the total to 14 suites
  • Birthing pools for water immersion
  • Facilities for partners, carers and families

Special care nursery:

  • Additional cot spaces
  • Rooming-in capability for parents and babies

The City of Logan has a growing health and aged care industry and is expected to grow to accommodate the City’s rapidly increasing population.

Healthcare and social assistance is one of the largest industry by employment in the City of Logan.

The city is well serviced by skilled staff, with over 7,500 residents employed by the health and medical sector (NIEIR 2018).

Why invest in the City of Logan

Situated in South East Queensland, the City of Logan is positioned between the cities of Brisbane and the Gold Coast, with easy access to major motorways and rail corridors.

With 69 unique suburbs, from city living, leafy suburbs to rural/farming, there are business opportunities for almost any business.

With two Priority Development Areas, $18 billion in planned development Logan is experiencing its fastest rate of growth.

Logan has a diverse skilled workforce and affordable housing and land.

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