Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital
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First Patients Admitted to Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital

Nov 04, 2013

Ramsay’s brand new Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital opened on 4 November 2013 following a two year development and construction period. The $150 million hospital opened one month earlier than anticipated, with six state-of-the-art theatres, a day chemotherapy unit, a cardiac catheter laboratory and comprehensive pathology, radiology and pharmacy services all located onsite.

The first operation at the hospital was undertaken by well-known Sunshine Coast general surgeon Dr John Hansen.

“This is a wonderful new hospital for Sunshine Coast residents and I am very much looking forward to operating from this facility,” Dr Hansen said.

“This new hospital is really going to transform healthcare in the region. It provides improved choice for Sunshine Coast residents and has attracted some excellent new specialists and clinical staff to the area.”

The hospital will not only bring much needed health services to one of the fastest growing regions of Australia but is also already delivering great benefits to the local economy, bringing jobs to the region. Many new staff will commence in the hospital for the first time today across a range of positions including catering, administration, nursing and allied health.

The 200 bed hospital has been designed with patient comfort in mind – all rooms are single with ensuites. Over 30 specialists will commence practising from the onsite medical consulting suites in the coming months.

Ramsay Queensland State Manager Lloyd Hill said the Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital would provide improved services for the Sunshine Coast and would reduce the need for patients to travel to Brisbane for treatment.

“We are delighted to be opening this hospital – Ramsay’s first new built hospital since it opened North Shore Private Hospital in Sydney in 1997,” Mr Hill said.

“In addition to the latest medical technology, patients are going to enjoy some of the other technology particularly geared to them. The hospital is fully wifi enabled and each bed comes with its own video nurse call so patients don’t have to wait for a nurse to visit their room but can speak to a nurse or assistant at the ward desk from their bedside.”