Greenslopes Private Hospital Celebrates 80th Anniversary With $72-M Expansion

To mark Greenslopes Private Hospital’s 80th anniversary, Ramsay Health Care hospital has unveiled a $72-million expansion, boosting the medical facility’s ability to deliver the best possible health care treatments for the best patient outcomes.

The expansion which began construction in 2020 includes a three-story infill building that houses new rooms for day surgery procedures. There are also additional operating theatres and an expanded Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Meanwhile, the newly constructed two-storey building adds 64 private en-suite rooms across two levels whilst the existing emergency department that has been refurbished now contains an additional seven beds, offering patients more space and privacy.

Greenslopes Private Hospital CEO, Chris Went, said that with the expansion, the hospital now has “22 operating theatres, including a hybrid theatre equipped with medical imaging equipment which will allow the facility to perform both open and minimally invasive procedures. 

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“There is currently a high demand for inpatient beds, and with both the expansion of the emergency department and the additional operating theatres, the 64 new beds will allow us to service this increased capacity,” she said

Originally built as a military hospital, the facility currently employs about 2,500 staff and admits approximately 91,500 patients each year, contributing to almost $200 million in economic contributions annually.

“We began as a military hospital and still have strong ties to the military today. We have our wonderful Diggers Dozen, who since 1990 have dedicated so much time to volunteering to help our patients and our community,” Ms Went said. 

“The Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation (GMRF) is also based at Greenslopes Private Hospital. Greenslopes Private provides in-kind support allowing them to invest every cent donated to them into supporting current and ex-serving Australia Defence Force personnel, their families and the Australian community through medical research.” 

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Greenslopes Private Hospital is also a world-renowned tertiary medical facility with an integrated clinical school, the Greenslopes University of Queensland Medical School. 

“Greenslopes Private Hospital is Australia’s largest private teaching hospital and has been training the next generation of healthcare workers since 1970,” she said. 

“While we don’t receive the same government grants as public hospitals to undertake this teaching, we feel it’s an important service we can offer our community and helps prepare us for generations to come.”  

The expanded medical facility offers 694 in-patient beds, 32 speciality units, and a 24-hour Pharmacy and Emergency department.