Greenslopes Private Hospital’s $72-million expansion and redevelopment is now underway. The expansion will provide medical care and service that will cater to the increasing demand for healthcare needs.
Greenslopes Private Hospital has provided healthcare needs for numerous patients since it started operating in 1942, as the 112th Australian General Hospital during World War II years. This 78-year-old heritage-listed site has commenced with its expansion and redevelopment worth $72 million – one of the hospital’s largest redevelopments — with the project expected to be completed by December 2021.
The redevelopment involves the construction of a three-storey infill building, to be located next to the existing administration area, which will expand the existing services with more bed numbers and increasing the hospital’s capacity to cater for future growth in day surgery procedures, including some cosmetic and plastic cases, theatre cases and expanded intensive care unit.
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Level one of the expansion will include three new rooms for day surgery procedures, including some plastic and cosmetic cases. There will also be a shell room for future expansion whilst the existing day surgery recovery area will be refurbished to improve the admission and discharge experience for patients.
Level two will see an expansion of the intensive care (ICU) unit, adding two new beds along with space to cater for five new ICU beds in the future. Level three will have the total number of operating theatres (OT) increased to 22 with the addition of three new theatres. Also, a room will be allocated for a fourth OT feature to be constructed in the future.
Moreover, one of the existing OTs will be converted into a hybrid theatre; a surgical theatre equipped with medical imaging equipment, enabling both open and minimally invasive procedures.
“This work will take Greenslopes Private Hospital into the future with the ability to grow and maintain an environment which will provide a positive experience for all in our community,” Hospital CEO, Chris Went said.
“There is currently a high demand for inpatient beds, and with both the expansion of the emergency department and the additional operating theatres, the new beds will allow us to service this increased capacity.”
Also included in the expansion is the second building comprising 64 private en suite rooms over two levels that will be constructed on the southern side of the Greenslopes Private Hospital.
The emergency department of the hospital will also undergo refurbishment – adding seven new bays providing patients more access to the healthcare workers. The expansion in the emergency department also offers additional rooms for medical imaging services.
About Greenslopes Private Hospital
Greenslopes Private Hospital is the largest private teaching hospital in Australia, operated by Ramsay Health Care and is renowned as a world-class tertiary medical facility.
Greenslopes Private Hospital has one of Brisbane’s largest private emergency centres with expertise in handling cardiac cases, stroke patients and people with sporting injuries. Greenslopes Private Hospital was awarded as Australia’s Best Private Hospital in 1999 and the Australian Private Hospital Association’s Hospital Quality of Excellence Award in 2004.