Ipswich hospital hits important milestone in redevelopment project

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St Andrew’s Ipswich Private Hospital has hit a major milestone in its redevelopment project, opening the first stages of the hospital’s expansion.

A new front entrance, 231 bay multi-deck car park and suite of private rooms were opened in April, offering additional parking to patients and their families as well as a bright new entrance to welcome them into the hospital.

“We’re delighted to provide our patients with easy access to our hospital and to offer an aesthetically welcoming environment on arrival,” said Ms Jude Emmer, CEO of St Andrew’s Ipswich.

Throughout the week, patients will be relocating to the new facilities, paving the way for renovations to begin on the hospital’s much-loved original historic building.

The hospital’s $64m redevelopment project, scheduled for completion in August 2018, will open the region’s first Private Emergency Centre.

The new facilities will include an intensive care unit, two new theatres and a sterilising department, 81 new patient rooms, three new labour suites, a special care nursery and brand new rehabilitation unit and gymnasium.

The expansion will increase the hospital’s total capacity from 97 to 178 beds.

“Over the coming months, we will see additional new services come online within our new building and we look forward to catering for the healthcare needs of the Ipswich and West Moreton region,” said Ms Jude.

For more information about the redevelopment project, visit the website.

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