Thursday, April 25, 2024

Sod turned on Kallangur Satellite Hospital site

Queensland Health Minister, Yvette D’Ath, today turned the first sod on a new Satellite Hospital in Kallangur which she says will bring more health services closer to home for Pine Rivers residents.

The Kallangur Satellite Hospital will include a Minor Injury and Illness Clinic to take pressure off busy emergency departments, the Minister said.

“This new satellite hospital will strengthen the local health care network for residents in this area, delivering quality healthcare closer to home,” she said.

Additional services that will be delivered could include medical imaging, outpatient services and mental health support, the Minister said.

Construction is expected to get underway shortly on the new satellite hospital, with a concrete pour scheduled for this week.

The Government’s Satellite Hospitals Program is set to deliver new facilities in Kallangur, Redlands, Eight Mile Plains, Caboolture, Ripley, Tugun and Bribie Island.

Deputy Premier and Member for Murrumba Steven Miles said the Kallangur Satellite Hospital was specifically designed to deliver health care to local residents where they live.

“It will reduce travel times for residents who currently need to visit major hospitals further away,” he said.

“The satellite hospitals we’re building deliver on a key election commitment and in addition to improving health outcomes, they will deliver important economic returns.”

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