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Responsible Agency: Queensland Health
Proposal Stage of Development: Preliminary Business Case Underway
Building Queensland Role: Assisting with Preliminary Business Case
Planned Stage End Date: Q4 2017
Date of Publication: June 2017 (for period 4 December 2016 – 3 June 2017)

NEED

The scope and scale of services and physical infrastructure at Ipswich Hospital are insufficient to meet the future demand of the West Moreton population. Infrastructure constraints currently result in extended Emergency Department waiting times, Emergency Department overcrowding and a large number of patients travelling to other hospitals for treatment. The region also faces high rates of chronic disease and an ageing population.

PROPOSAL

The proposal is investigating options to repurpose existing facilities to achieve increased capacity in key areas.

The project is expected to deliver the following benefits:

  • increase availability and service to local residents
  • deferral of major hospital infrastructure investment
  • improve access and equity to health care services for the West Moreton community
  • increase efficiency and utilisation of existing beds.

NEXT STEPS

Complete Preliminary Business Case