With Caboolture located just 15km from Brisbane CBD the area is growing at twice the rate of other areas in the state. This rapid growth has meant that the local hospital, currently only 26 years old, was struggling to meet the needs of an ever increasing community, and an aging population.
In an effort to meet need, increase capacity, ease mounting pressure and drive better patient experiences, the Queensland State Government announced in late 2017 a $253m funding boost for Caboolture Hospital as part of a major hospitals funding package. This investment will see the hospital increase by over 100 beds, as well as the expansion of the emergency department, which is currently operating at capacity.
Crucial to this project however is the flexibility and future-proofing element which has been strategically worked into the site master plan to ensure, that despite rapid population growth, the refurbished facility will continue meeting community needs for decades to come.
Ahead of the Health Facilities Design and Development Summit, running as part of Queensland Healthcare Week 2019, we explore the $253m redevelopment of Caboolture Hospital and learn about the innovations in hospital design that are helping meet community need and future-proof the investment for long-term results.
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