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Big changes at Caboolture Hospital

Sep 21, 2020

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Caboolture Hospital is undergoing a major expansion and redevelopment to build capacity, modernise healthcare services and improve facilities for patients, visitors and staff.

The Queensland Government has committed $352.9 million to undertake this significant expansion and redevelopment of Caboolture Hospital, with a further $41.7 million committed to deliver a new multi-storey carpark.

Major construction is due to commence in the coming months as the Caboolture Hospital Redevelopment Project gains momentum.

To prepare the construction site for the next stages of the project, the hospital’s main entry and carparking will be temporarily relocated to the rear of the hospital. This change is expected to occur in late September 2020 and be in place for approximately two years.

All non-urgent patients, visitors and staff will enter through the Temporary Main Entry, which includes a new patient drop-off/pick-up zone, a volunteers booth, a food truck, maps and directional signage that will ensure people of all abilities can safely and easily navigate the new entry point.

As part of this change, public carparking will be relocated to the rear of the hospital, alongside the new Temporary Main Entry.

Patients and visitors arriving by car should enter the hospital via the All Weather Access Road off Mewett Street and continue past the newly constructed Temporary Staff Carpark. The public carpark can also be accessed via Bury Street.

Emergency patient drop off, including dropping off mothers in active labour, will still be located at the front of the hospital with vehicle access from McKean Street.

Caboolture Hospital Redevelopment Project Director, Sam Betros, said the opening of the new Temporary Main Entry is an exciting step that leads into the major construction phase.

“Switching the Main Entry from the front to the back of the hospital is an important step towards building a bigger and better hospital for the Caboolture community,” he said.

“It marks the start of major construction of new facilities and a refurbishment program to enhance spaces within the existing hospital.

“We’re excited to see the foundations go down for the new five storey clinical services building and multi-storey carpark and watch the new building come to life”.

Hospital staff will be available to support and guide all pedestrians through the new Temporary Main Entry.

For more information about the Caboolture Hospital Redevelopment Project visit the project website: www.metronorth.health.qld.gov.au/caboolture and signup to the e-newsletter.

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