SATELLITE HOSPITAL CONFIRMED
JOINT STATEMENT FROM
Premier and Minister for Trade
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk
Minister for Health and Ambulance Services
The Honourable Yvette D’Ath
The site of the Satellite hospital announced by Ms Kim Richards gained credibility by way of announcing a 1.4 -hectare property on Meissner Street, is the preferred location of the Redlands Coast facility.
Locations for each site were identified by considering community health needs and opportunities to assist in freeing up capacity at nearby hospitals.
Patients requiring more urgent care for trauma or chronic and emergency health issues will still need to visit the major hospital in their region for health services and treatment.
A 1.4 hectare site within the Weinam Creek Priority Development Area has been identified.
The Queensland Government underwent an extensive site identification process to determine the most suitable, fit-for-purpose site within each identified region.
Factors considered as part of the site identification process included:
- size, suitability for built infrastructure and potential environmental issues
- locality to relevant rapidly growing communities
- community need
- planning or zoning restrictions/considerations
- budget implications.
Planning is underway, with a business case to identify which health services would be offered at the location.
From The Queensland Cabinet and Ministerial Directory
“We’re investing $265 million to deliver seven new facilities that will deliver services locally such as community health services, ambulatory and low acuity day therapy services such as renal dialysis, chemotherapy, complex wound management, urgent care for minor injury and illness, and outpatient activities. “
Community health services, ambulatory and low acuity day therapy services such as renal dialysis, chemotherapy, complex wound management, urgent care for minor injury and illness, and outpatient activities are some of the services being considered, Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said.