PROJECT REVEAL: See plans for new Kingaroy Hospital
THE NEW tender for the Kingaroy Hospital redevelopment will be announced next month.
The hospital project is due to start construction during June this year, with the estimated building completion date set for mid 2021 and the official handover due later that year.
Principal project manager Tim Turner said the early works of the project were carried out last year which included setting up the site for the new hospital which had a total building pad area of more than 2000 square metres.
"That included the demolition of three existing buildings and a new building pad for the main hospital building," he said.
The early works featured the upgrading and relocating of underground services such as electrical and communications, the construction of new services buildings and additional car park areas.
Roadways and access ramps were built and back-of house departments were temporary relocated.
"Definitely undertaking this work at the start of the process has really generated a lot of excitement and engagement for the new hospital itself," Mr Turner said.
"It's really good to show people things are actually happening and we are moving forward with the project."
The Kingaroy Hospital redevelopment project will ensure the community has better access to health care facilities with an expanded emergency department, renal dialysis unit and the introduction of a new day surgery unit.
The main build, due to start mid-2019, will incorporate new services for the regional hospital.
The ground floor will include:
- Expanded emergency department including an emergency short stay unit
- Medical imaging including CT scan
- Large open entry and reception area
- Pharmacy department
- Pathology department
- Cafe with indoor and outdoor seating areas
- Cardiac rehabilitation gym
- Increased outpatient services
- Expanded renal services
- Transfusion / tele-oncology unit
- Back of house will include sterilising unit, staff facilities, kitchen, stores, laundry facilities
The upper level of the new hospital will include:
- Single and twin bed patient rooms (all ensuited) including palliative care, improved inpatient mental health facilities and bariatric capability
- Secure nursery
- Modern ensuited birthing suites
- operating theatres
- New day surgery unit
- Inpatient physiotherapy rehabilitation facilities
Once the new main building is completed, and services are relocated, the next stage of the building process will commence.
The demolition and refurbishment stage will include the demolition of the old two-storey hospital building.
The current wards will be totally refurbished for specialist outpatients, renal dialysis and transfusion and tele-oncology clinics.
Mr Turner said once the existing main building was demolished, a link would be constructed between the new building and the existing in-patient building on site.
"This will be refurbished as an out patient building in the new scheme," he said.
During this stage landscaping will be completed throughout the hospital grounds and free parking will be available for more than 200 vehicles, including the staff car park.
Ambulance access will be provided from Youngman St and public access will remain from Albert St.
To stay updated on the latest Kingaroy Hospital Redevelopment news visit the Darling Downs Health and Hospital Service website.