Logan Hospital Emergency Department Expands For Mental Health Patients

Logan Hospital Emergency Department Expands For Mental Health Patients

Queensland Minister for Health Steven Miles

Mental Health Development For Logan Hospital Emergency

Victor P Taffa

An emergency department expansion for mental health patients at Logan Hospital announced by the State Government today will provide a dedicated space for patients and free up capacity.

Minister for Health Steven Miles said the State Government was investing $1.5 Million for the construction of the space within the existing courtyard of the Emergency Department.

“This is an important initiative and one we have been working on with the leadership of the Logan Hospital Emergency Department for some time.” Minister Miles said.

“Hospital’s location in one of Queensland’s largest growth corridors means demand for health services, including mental health will continue to grow. This dedicated space will enable mental health workers to deliver appropriate, safe and personalised treatment for patients who present to the Emergency Department experiencing a mental health crisis.”

“This is great news for patients of Logan Hospital Emergency as it will also take some load off the rest of the Emergency Department.”

Minister Miles said the dramatic population growth in the Logan area meant that expansion of the hospital was necessary to meet demand.

“This is why we are investing $280 Million to expand Logan Hospital with a detailed design phase already underway, with a view to commence construction from next year.” Minister Miles said.

Mental Health Clinical Decision Unit development at Logan Hospital will undergo tender, design and build as soon as possible, with a view to operational commencement by the end of this year or early 2020.