Works begin on Stage 2 of the $399m Caboolture Hospital Redevelopment

Monica Gameng   |   June 9, 2021
Caboolture Hospital Redevelopment (cr: Queensland Government)

Queensland's Caboolture Hospital will soon be providing more health services as well as have improved parking facilities as works get underway on the second stage of the Caboolture Hospital Redevelopment Project (CHRP). 

“The Caboolture Hospital Redevelopment will provide the Caboolture community with a modern health facility that can deliver specialised healthcare and complex services to those that need it most. 

“It will not only increase the size of Caboolture Hospital and the scope of services being offered to the community, but it will allow more patients to access the health services they need closer to home,” Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Yvette D’Ath said. 

The contract to deliver Stage 2 works has been awarded to Lendlease, who was also the managing contractor for Stage 1. 

The project includes a $352.9 million investment for the redevelopment of Caboolture Hospital along with a $46.6 million commitment to build the new multi-storey car park. This redevelopment will not only increase the hospital's bed capacity, but it will also guarantee that the community has access to a modern health facility which offers new specialised healthcare services. 

“Today's announcement means Lendlease can progress with Stage 2 works, including building the five-storey clinical services building, the much-needed multi-storey car park and the delivery of a refurbishment program that will modernise spaces within the existing hospital,” Minister D’Ath said. 

In addition, investments to improve health services in the State will support the growing community as well as support local jobs. 

“We know that supporting jobs in construction is an important part of Queensland's economic recovery. 

“Delivering health infrastructure for the Moreton Bay region is critical to the physical and economic health of Queenslanders,” Member for Morayfield Mark Ryan said. 

Caboolture-Hospital-2Artist impression of the redevelopment (source: Moreton Daily)

The Caboolture Hospital Redevelopment Project includes: 

  • Construction of a new five-storey Clinical Services Building 
  • A refurbishment program on the existing hospital building, with works to include: 
    • A larger modern neonatal unit with 15 bays and rooming-in spaces for families 
    • Medical Day Stay Unit 
    • Upgraded and expanded morgue 
    • Larger medical records, pharmacy and pathology spaces 
  • Construction of a new multi-storey carpark 

“With the first two tower cranes now onsite, we're ready to build a bigger and better hospital for the Caboolture community and we're building it in a sustainable way. 

“The Palaszczuk Government continues to deliver for the Moreton Bay region to ensure that our health system remains strong,” Member for Pumicestone Ali King said. 

The redevelopment of the Caboolture Hospital also complements the State Government's efforts to boost frontline staff. 

“The Palaszczuk Government continues to support our frontline health staff by employing even more doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and paramedics. 

“Over the next four years, Queenslanders will see an extra 9,75 frontline health staff employed. 

“The Palaszczuk Government will continue to invest in our facilities and workforce to keep pace with our growing population,” Member for Bancroft Chris Whiting said. 

According to Lendlease Building General Manager Brad Protheroe, the project team will focus on a redevelopment design that can accommodate the increasing demand for services of the hospital. 

“We have worked closely with the Queensland Government, Caboolture Hospital and Metro North Health Service to identify a design that meets the needs of all key stakeholders, practitioners, patients and visitors to the hospital,” Mr Protheroe said. 

The Caboolture Hospital Redevelopment Project will also serve as the “testing grounds for local initiatives in relation to sustainable construction practices”. This initiative is part of Lendlease's Mission Zero campaign – a global campaign that focus on tackling climate change. 

Source: Queensland Government – Media Statements; Queensland Government – Caboolture Hospital Metro North Health (1, 2); Moreton Daily 

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