Toowoomba Hospital Redevelopment
Preferred bidder announced
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Preferred bidder announced
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The Queensland Government's 2017/18 Budget allocated $3 million for detailed planning of the redevelopment of Toowoomba Hospital, located 100km west of Brisbane.
The project proposal will consider issues related to the hospital currently operating at capacity, including long waiting times and overcrowding of the emergency department. Further, the current asset condition and functionality is causing inefficiencies in service delivery.
Its also forecast that demand for services will increase due to the growing and ageing population, and high levels of chronic disease in the region.
In December 2017, Building Queensland (BQ) added the project to its Infrastructure Pipeline Report, which put the estimated cost of the hospital redevelopment between $450-750 million.
BQ is supporting Queensland Health to develop a detailed business case, which will investigate the scope for redevelopment of the existing hospital at Percy Street in a staged manner, or alternatively, a relocation to the Baillie Henderson Hospital site, in Cranley.
It is expected that the redevelopment of the hospital will deliver the following benefits:
- improve the efficiency of health services;
- increase service access in the region and reduce patient travel;
- reduce recruitment and staff turnover costs;
- reduce repairs and maintenance costs;
- improve emergency access target performance;
- reduce inpatient re-admissions; and
- improve car parking access.
Last reviewed: 02/02/2018