Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

SCU June2012


Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital On Track

Jun 12, 2012

Ramsay Health Care's new private hospital at Kawana on the Sunshine Coast University Hospital site is starting to take shape being now one third the way through its building schedule

Construction company John Holland said already 100,000 manhours have been completed by workers onsite.

When it opens in late 2013, the new $150 million private hospital will provide a significant range and volume of services to public patients through a service-purchase agreement with Queensland Health.

Akalan Project Director David Duffy said despite two metres of rainfall this year, construction was on track with ground slabs completed in May and the level one suspended slabs due to be completed by mid June.

The next stages are the commencement of internal trades and the erection of the structural steel roof.

Ramsay's Queensland State Manager Lloyd Hill said Ramsay Health Care was very happy with the progress of the development.

"Planning for fitting out of the operating theatres and the intensive care unit are now well underway and we are pleased to report that these facilities will be equipped with the latest technology," Mr Hill said.

"The six theatres will have smart operating room technology that can bring patient-critical information into the operating suite during a procedure.

"The hospital will also have a catheter laboratory for cardiac and vascular procedures."

Mr Hill said the interest from doctors locally and Australia wide was strong. "We have had over 1100 expressions of interest from people wanting to work at the facility. The majority of the interest is coming from the local community but we have had a lot of interest from interstate.

"We are also really happy with the interest from doctors to work at this hospital. Many of these doctors have expressed interest in purchasing suites in the onsite specialist centre and already we have had to expand our initial planning for this centre to cope with the high demand."

Ramsay Health Care has received notification this month from the Queensland Office of Fair Trading that it has approved the name Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital.

Ramsay applied for this name with support of the University of the Sunshine Coast.