Thursday, April 25, 2024

Cairns Private Hospital announces $18m expansion

Cairns Private Hospital has announced an $18 million expansion, including the development of two new theatres, to cater for the demand for private health care in the region.

Construction is due to begin next month, with the first new theatre to be operational in mid-2024. The expansion will also include a new state-of-the-art sterilising department.

Cairns Private Hospital CEO, Ben Tooth said he expects the new theatres to be well-utilised, given the current high demand for operating theatres in the region.

“We’re excited to expand our facility to allow even more Far North Queensland residents access to leading private health care,” Mr Tooth said.

“Cairns Private Hospital has experienced significant surgical growth since opening our seventh theatre four years ago, to the point that we’re even performing certain elective surgeries on Saturdays to cater for demand and to support specialist FIFO surgeons. 

“I thank Ramsay Health Care for this investment in Cairns Private Hospital and the communities of Far North Queensland.”

The two new operating theatres will bring the total number at Cairns Private Hospital to nine. It is expected the new theatres will result in increased surgeries in specialties including ENT, orthopaedics, urology, plastics, vascular and general surgery. 

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