Responsible Agency: Queensland Health, Metro South Hospital and Health Service
Proposal Stage of Development: Strategic Business Case Underway
Building Queensland Role: Assisting with Strategic Business Case*
Planned Stage End Date: To be determined
Estimated Cost of Delivery: To be determined
Date of Publication: December 2017


The need for an infrastructure upgrade has been identified to provide for statewide spinal cord and brain injury rehabilitation as well as general rehabilitation services for patients utilising the Metro South Hospital and Health Service. This includes development of health solutions that provide flexibility to respond to changing models of care and future capacity growth.


The proposal is investigating opportunities to provide spinal cord and brain injury rehabilitation services.

Initial investigations have concluded that the current facilities are constrained, and replanning, taking into account the land use impacts from Cross River Rail, is required to create a fit-for-purpose environment to allow for the provision of patient-centred care.

The proposal is investigating opportunities to deliver a contemporary model of care that facilitates efficient and cost-effective service delivery.

Further development of the proposal will include precinct planning and the preparation of a project definition plan.


The project is expected to:

  • provide more specialised beds and facilities for acute care within the main hospital
  • reduce in-hospital lengths of stay, hospital re-admissions and subsequent need for institutionalised care
  • reduce maintenance expenditure.


Complete Strategic Business Case

* No active role during the June to December 2017 pipeline period.