Posts

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.

Source: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/logan-wins-queenslands-largest-ever-hospital-jason-sandhar/

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.

Source: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/logan-wins-queenslands-largest-ever-hospital-jason-sandhar/

 

Global businesses invest in Logan

With a strong economic track record, historic levels of infrastructure investment in the pipeline and business confidence on the rise – the City of Logan has emerged as a global investment hotspot in South East Queensland.

The launch of autonomous drone delivery services in Logan by Wing – a subsidiary of global technology company Alphabet – is just one of the businesses that have funnelled a total of $100 million of private investment into the city over the past 12 months.

Logan is just one of four locations in the world that now has access to Wing’s air delivery service, which flies a range of convenience items by air in just minutes.

Under the helm of Chief Executive James Ryan Burgess, Wing will focus their Queensland expansion plans in Logan first, with select households in the suburbs of Crestmead and Marsden already having access to the service.

Mr Burgess said what made cities like Logan most attractive for investment was not only the demographic factors but the opportunities driven by growth.

“Logan is one of the fastest growing areas of Queensland, so that’s a great fit for us because drone delivery makes it much easier for people to get the things they need in rapidly expanding metropolises. Logan is also a very innovative community, and the growth and excitement around the city makes it a great place for us to start our Queensland operations.

Infrastructure investment

Logan is located in the heart of South East Queensland where around 70 per cent of the state live, and is predicted to be the second fastest growing city in this region.

In just over 20 years, Logan’s population is predicted to grow more than 50 per cent to around 548,000 residents.

This has led to an unprecedented level of infrastructure investment, with more than $18 billion of publicly funded projects underway to support the growing residential population.

Earlier this year, a $1.2 billion agreement – the largest of its type by any government in Australia, was signed by local authorities and private developers to build essential infrastructure in Logan’s Priority Development Areas Yarrabilba and Greater Flagstone.

This follows the completion of Transurban Queensland’s $512 million Logan Enhancement Project in August, which increased freight productivity by reducing road travel times along some of the busiest transport routes in the region.

Major infrastructure projects in the pipeline has triggered a surge in commercial activity along the Logan Motorway corridor, with large national and multinational businesses including Metcash Hardware, DHL, Queensland Logistics Service, Huhtamaki and Pinnacle Hardware setting up operations in Logan’s industrial precincts.

It’s not only the city’s efficient transport connections and affordable land driving this investment, Logan has advantages beyond its borders.

Within a 40 kilometre radius, Logan has access to a regional catchment of over 2.6 million people, a vast network of suppliers and a diverse pool of potential talent for employers to draw from.

GO1.com, the world’s largest on-boarding, compliance and professional development platform, recently relocated their headquarters from Brisbane to Logan to take advantage of this accessibility.

Co-founder Vu Tran said running a global company from Logan was a strategic decision for GO1.com and their future plans.

“Being in Logan has provided us with the opportunity and space we need to grow and also attract the talent that we need for our growing markets,” he said.

“Having businesses like Ikea, John Deere, Avery Dennison all based in the area means they are potential partners for us to engage with.”

GO1.com has offices in the United States, South Africa, Vietnam, United Kingdom and Malaysia, and is on track for further expansion, recently securing more than $30 million of investment led by M12, Microsoft’s venture fund.

Beginning a new chapter

The increasing investment in Logan is reflected in the city’s economic report card. A n annual 3.9 percent increase in the Gross Regional Product in the year ending 2017-2018 and the highest percentage of jobs growth in over fifteen years.

The arrival of businesses like GO1.com and Wing could mark the beginning of an exciting chapter in the city’s development.

For Wing, the city of Logan will be their largest investment in Australia to date and will play a role in shaping what the company will do in cities around the world.

“We’re really going to be investing here in Logan, learning as much as we can from the community and over time looking to apply that to other countries and cities that we may go to.” Mr Burgess said.

“For now, it’s all our attention on Logan and making sure we offer a great service for the community.”

Source: Logan Office of Economic Development