The Palaszczuk Government is investing $265 million to deliver seven Satellite Hospitals across South East Queensland supporting up to 773 local construction jobs.
One will be at Meissner Street, Redland Bay, with another at Levington Road, Eight Mile Plains.
This new and innovative program will give residents better access to health care in their local community, so they can access these services closer to home and in a more convenient setting without having to travel to a major hospital.
The Satellite Hospitals will also free up capacity at our major hospitals and help to ensure our health system continues to keep pace with growing demand.
The new facilities will operate as satellite campuses, effectively mini-hospitals servicing urban areas. They will provide a better experience for patients, and mean they can get care closer to home.
We’ve identified a large range of services that could be provided at Satellite Hospitals.
The services to be provided at each location will be tailored to the needs of the local community.
Each Satellite Hospital will be tailored to the needs of each local community and can include; ambulatory and simple day therapy services such as;
• renal dialysis,
• complex wound management, and
• urgent care for minor injury and illness.
They can also include outpatient services and community-based health services such as;
• child and youth health services; and
• aged and frail care services.
We’ve heard the message from locals that they want more services delivered closer to home, in their local community, so they don’t have to travel to one of our major hospitals.
We’re going to determine what are the right services for each local community by working with:
• local communities
• Hospital and Health Services
• doctors, nurses and other health professionals
• health consumer groups.
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