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Recently works have commenced on the Atherton Hospital redevelopment. This redevelopment, valued at $70 million dollars, will deliver state of the art healthcare to over 45,000 people across the local area.
Completed in September 2020, the first phase of the hospital redevelopment delivered a new Community, Allied and Mental Health Building on Jack Street.
Previously, the services at the hospital were spread out across the campus. The redevelopment has centralised these services for ease of access for those attending the hospital. An additional feature which will also make patients lives easier are the devoted video conferencing rooms which will aid telehealth appointments for those living in remote locations.
A new helipad has also been constructed at the hospital, promoting improved safety and ease of access for emergency retrievals and arrivals.
The old Primary Health Centre has been removed from the hospital site making way for the second stage of the Atherton Health Redevelopment. Stage two will contain a new emergency department, medical imaging, inpatient, maternity and birthing service, operating and endoscopy theatres and a sterilising unit.
Key features of the redevelopment will include:
The works also look to improve connectivity across the hospital, with a new main hospital entrance situated on Louise Street offering safe patient drop-off and pick-up zones, and separate ambulance access points allowing for better patient privacy.
The project is expected to be completed in late 2022 and fully operational in 2023.