The Queensland State Government has announced that two major project tenders have been released to deliver the $460 Million Hospital Expansion at Logan. The projects are to deliver more health care for the Logan community and will support more than 1000 jobs during construction.
Shannon Fentiman, Member for Waterford outlined that the invitation to offer (ITO) for both the hospital expansion and the maternity upgrade were issued to shortlisted companies after an open market expression of the interest process was finalised last month for each project.
“the ITO releases were an exciting milestone for the expansion, which will deliver an additional 206 beds and treatment spaces as well as upgraded services across the hospital”.
“The Logan community is growing rapidly, and the Queensland Government is supporting this growth through a major investment in health infrastructure,”
“Birthing pools and overnight facilities for partners will be part of a major $18.87 million upgrade to Logan Hospital’s maternity service,” Ms Fentiman said.
Cameron Dick, Treasurer, Minister for Infrastructure and Planning outlined that the expansion was the signature piece of a wider infrastructure improvements program being delivered at Logan Hospital over five years, including an upgraded maternity service and a new multi-level carpark.
“Birthing pools and overnight facilities for partners will be part of a major $18.87 million upgrade to Logan Hospital’s maternity service,” Mr Dick said.
“Metro South Health has been working closely with mums, families and clinicians to complete a detailed design for the upgrade, which has been planned to minimise the impacts on services during the upgrade.
“Because we’re upgrading the service in a live hospital environment, we needed to plan this project in meticulous detail, and now we’re in a position to finalise procurement, ready for construction.”
“The project will deliver six additional maternity inpatient beds, five extra birthing suites, and an expanded special care nursery.
“The community have also told us they want access to water birthing, so I’m thrilled we’re providing this option, and for the first time there’ll be facilities for partners to stay overnight, which is great for local families,”
“As a former Queensland Health Minister I’m delighted the Palaszczuk Labor Government is delivering the biggest expansion in the hospital’s history, which will serve our community well for many years to come.” Mr Dick said
– an additional 206 beds and treatment spaces
– a vertical expansion of Building 3 (emergency department building), delivering four new floors
– building-in of the ground floor of Building 3
– refurbishment of clinical, clinical support and operational service support areas in the other existing hospital buildings.
– modern facilities that support leading models of care
– greater birthing choices
– improved privacy
– improved access
– birthing pools for water immersion
– dedicated facilities for families, partners and carers
– new and expanded facilities.
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.
– five additional birthing suites, bringing the total to 14 suites
– birthing pools
– facilities for partners, carers and families.
Special Care Nursery
– additional cot spaces
– rooming-in capability for parents and babies.
Linus Power, Member for Logan outlined that the project will see one of the hospital’s main buildings rise by four stories and the open-air ground level built in – increasing the capacity of the hospital by almost half.
“We will also upgrade and expand existing clinical and support areas including the emergency department, mental health, intensive care, endoscopy and coronary care units,”
“As well as the boost to healthcare services, the scale of the project meant there would be significant employment opportunities for local tradies and subcontractors, and into the future, more healthcare workers.
“The Queensland Government is focused on getting people back to work as part of the economic recovery from COVID-19, and this major project will support that through local jobs.” Mr Power said.
Melissa McMahon, Member for Macalister outlined that the maternity upgrade is part of the Queensland Government’s commitment to providing more and better services, no matter where you live.
“This upgrade will deliver the modern facilities our community deserves, to ensure families in our growing region have the best possible care available to them, close to home,”
“The Palaszczuk Government has already delivered a $1.5 million Mental Health Lounge within the emergency department for patients experiencing mental health concerns, as well as a $9 million 28-bed medical ward.” Ms McMahon said.
Detailed design on the major expansion project commenced last month and a series of infrastructure upgrades with be undertaken over the rest of the year, with work to start on the main construction in 2021.
Construction for the maternity upgrade project is due to start September 2020.
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