Qld appoints key contractor for satellite hospital program

Qld appoints key contractor for satellite hospital program

The Queensland government has appointed Hutchinson builders as managing contractor for the satellite hospital program. The program will provide seven new facilities in North and South Brisbane, Bribie Island and the communities of Caboolture, Gold Coast, Ipswich and Redland City.

Public Works and Purchasing Minister Mick de Brenni said each of the seven facilities will help meet the growing demand for health services across the state.

The new facilities will function as mini-hospitals, providing services in urban areas and providing healthcare to Queenslanders close to where they live and work, Deputy Prime Minister Steven Miles said.

Premier Annastasia Palaszczuk said the program will also support up to 773 jobs during construction. “With the contractor’s announcement, the satellite hospitals program team will turn their attention to the detailed design, with businesses in Queensland expected to have boots on the ground at the start of the new year,” she said. declared.

Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said: ‘We are investing now to ensure that the people of Queensland in some of our fastest growing population centers have easy access to health services where and when they need them. need. “

De Brenni added, “Our satellite hospitals mean that residents don’t have to leave their own communities for the health care they deserve.

Hutchinson Builders chief executive Greg Quinn said his company, which will celebrate its 110th anniversary next year, has significant experience in health and education projects across the Sunshine State. “We are already working with local consultants and educating local subcontractors and local suppliers to make sure we meet tight deadlines and produce top quality output for Queenslanders,” Quinn said.

“The satellite hospital project will be led by Hutchies team leader Jamie Washington. He has a great team around him and they are preparing to continue. “

The range of services provided by the Queensland Government Satellite Hospitals includes low acuity community health, outpatient and day therapy services – such as chemotherapy, emergency care for minor injuries and illnesses – as well as ambulatory activities.

Image: Concept design for satellite hospital – Gold Coast. For information only and subject to change.


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