Buderim Private Hospital will open the doors to the region’s first private medical Emergency Centre this year, providing the Sunshine Coast community with 24-hour access to emergency medical services.
The new service will be delivered in partnership with Care 24/7, an experienced independent medical specialist emergency group.
Buderim Private Hospital General Manager, Mr Wallis Westbrook, said the much-anticipated service will provide the Sunshine Coast community with greater access to and wider choice of emergency care.
“We are a large and growing regional centre and our community deserves a choice of private emergency medical services when in urgent need,” said Mr Westbrook.
The Emergency Centre’s experienced emergency physicians will provide specialist care for all members of the community, regardless of their health insurance cover.
Care 24/7 Managing Director Dr Sharad Pandit, said the centre would provide patients with direct access to specialist resources including radiology and pathology, with minimal wait times and free on-site parking.
The Emergency Centre will be further supported by Buderim Private’s existing 24-hour intensive and critical care units and cardiac catheter labs.
Buderim Private Hospital has been operating since 1980 and is part of UnitingCare Health, which operates more than 1,000 beds across four hospitals in Queensland.
Construction of the $4 million custom-designed facility and procurement of the equipment is underway, with the new facility set to open in August 2018.