Queensland Minister For Health Opens New Logan Hospital Facility

Queensland Minister For Health Opens New Logan Hospital Facility

Queensland Minister for Health Lawrence Springborg

Logan Hospital Opens New Multi-Million Dollar Building

Victor P Taffa

Logan Hospital’s new $145.24 Million building is delivering increased capacity and expanded world class health services to families, in one of Queensland’s fastest growing regions.

The facility boasts a new emergency department, an expanded children’s inpatient unit and, for the first time, a rehabilitation unit.

 

 

 

 

 

It was officially opened today by Health Minister Lawrence Springborg, Metro South Health Board Chair, Terry White AO, and Federal Member for Forde, Bert Van Manen, Minister Springborg said the new, collocated adult and children’s emergency departments were three times the size of the previous department, future-proofing what was already one of the State’s busiest emergency departments.

“Nearly 75,000 patients walk through the doors of Logan hospital’s emergency department each year and one quarter of those presentations are children.” the Minister said.

“This new facility means more patients will be treated closer to home, receive even better care and ideally, recover quicker.”

“The building will revitalise frontline services and boost the hospital’s capability to treat more patients at a time when the local population is facing unprecedented growth.”

“New housing developments throughout Logan City and beyond are predicted to see the City’s population grow by 2.5 % each year between now and 2031*, so this facility is very timely.”

Mr. Springborg said the State Government had made a significant commitment to the future of the new building, providing ongoing funding for an additional 200 medical, nursing, allied health and support staff.

“The new building provides a floor space of 10,000m2 – equal in size to eight Olympic-sized swimming pools.” Mr. Springborg said.

“It also features a host of state-of-the-art technology and best practice approaches to treatment. The expanded workforce will also ensure Logan Hospital is properly resourced to meet the future demand for the region.”

Metro South Board Chair, Terry White AO said the opening of the new building was a very significant moment in Logan Hospital’s history.

“This new building and the services it will provide to the local community represent a major expansion to the services provided by Metro South Health.” Mr. White said.

“Local parents can now bring their children to a dedicated children’s emergency department much closer to home and rehabilitation patients can receive the care they need without the need to drive significant distances and transfer to other facilities.”

“These services will be further expanded next year with the opening of Logan’s first Cardiac Catheter Lab which will provide interventional cardiology services to local patients.”

*Queensland Treasury and Trade, Queensland Regional Profile, Logan-Beaudesert, Statistical Area Level 4, 2013, p 12.