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Responsible Agency: Queensland Health
Proposal Stage of Development: Detailed Business Case Complete*
Planned Stage End Date: Not Applicable
Date of Publication: December 2016

NEED

Roma Hospital is the major acute facility for the South West Hospital and Health Service. Parts of the existing hospital are over 70 years old, with high lifecycle costs resulting in increased maintenance expenditure. Works to repair critical infrastructure were progressed in 2015 as a short-term solution; however, engineering reports indicate that issues will continue to emerge in relation to wider structural issues. Subsequently, a Detailed Business Case for the design and procurement for redevelopment of the hospital was progressed.

PROPOSAL

The objective of the proposal is to replace ageing infrastructure with a new facility designed to support contemporary models of care. Options assessed included refurbishment of existing buildings, construction of additional buildings on the existing site, a hybrid of refurbishment and construction, or construction of a new hospital. On 21 January 2016, the Premier committed to building a new Roma Hospital and detailed design is currently being undertaken.

NEXT STEPS

Complete design and construction.

* Building Queensland assisted the Detailed Business Case.