Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

scu Feb2012


Construction of new hospital hits top gear

Feb 21, 2012

Things are moving along very quickly with the construction of the new $150 million Ramsay private hospital on the Sunshine Coast.

Activity on the construction site at Lake Kawana has gained significant momentum since the sod turning ceremony in September 2011.

Despite a record wet January on the Sunshine Coast, and to the credit of the experienced John Holland construction team the site is fully established.

Construction works have progressed significantly with completion of piling and commencing of the substructure works and in ground services. Upcoming milestones include installation of the tower crane and the first ground floor concrete ground slab in early March.

Since construction commenced a number of work opportunities have been created for local building supply companies and subcontractors on the Sunshine Coast and throughout the South East Queensland region. More than 40 workers contributed to the buildings development during January and February.

Experienced hospital architects Phillips Smith Conwell have also made substantial progress on the design of the new hospital with fresh emphasis on the façade, the public entry to the hospital and internal finishes.

A beautiful piece of locally commissioned art is also planned for the foyer to add to the ambience for patients and guests visiting the hospital.

The multi million dollar private hospital will have an initial capacity of 200 beds, six operating theatres, a day surgery centre, a day chemotherapy unit and an 8 bed intensive care unit.

The four story facility will be collocated with the $2.03 billion Sunshine Coast University Hospital and also include medical consulting suites, pathology and radiology services.

Ramsay Health Care was established in 1964 and has grown to become a global hospital group operating over 115 hospitals and day surgery facilities across Australia, the United Kingdom, France and Indonesia.

Ramsay Health Care is Australia's largest private hospital operator and is well-respected in the Australian health care industry for its excellent record in hospital management and patient care.