Better healthcare services, closer to home are now a reality for the Logan community, with the opening of Logan Hospital’s new Birthing Suites and Transit Care Hub this week.
The new services are part of the Queensland Government’s more than $1 billion investment in the hospital to provide significantly increased capacity and modern facilities for the growing Logan community.
The Transit Care Hub features 24 new beds and chairs, which will increase to 33 by early next year.
The number of Birthing Suites has increased to 12, with eight new birthing pools also installed.
The Queensland Government’s investment in Logan Hospital includes:
- $460 million for the Stage 1 Expansion Project delivering 206 beds and treatment spaces – currently under construction
- $530 million for the Stage 2 Expansion Project delivering 112 beds and more operating theatres – currently in design
- $18.8 million for the refurbishment of the hospital’s Maternity Service – construction continuing
- $20 million for a new 28-bed modular medical ward set to open in the second half of 2023
- $61.92 million for a new multi-level car park – completed in early 2022.
“I am thrilled to be able to deliver this vital health infrastructure for the people of Logan,” said Minister for Health and Ambulance Services, Shannon Fentiman.
“The boost to capacity is just the beginning of one of the state’s largest ever hospital expansion projects, which will deliver 206 additional beds and treatment spaces by the end of next year, and a further 112 beds by 2026.
“Logan is one of the fastest growing regions in the state and this investment will ensure we can keep up with demand while providing the best possible healthcare experience through access to contemporary facilities and state-of-the-art technology.
“Increasing the capacity of the Transit Care Hub will provide a more streamlined admission and discharge process – helping to free up acute beds for those who need them most.
“While the Birthing Suites are a welcomed addition for expecting mothers in this community, I’m excited to provide this choice to local women for the first time.”
These facilities were created in consultation with local mums and Midwives and they’ve thought about everything from the positioning of birthing pools to larger bathrooms with two shower heads and a bed for your support person.
“The expansion of the Logan Hospital is very much welcomed by the community,” said Member for Macalister, Melissa McMahon
“Opening these two new services will provide local families and expecting mothers with more choice.
“The Transit Care Hub provides a critical service for this community, allowing patients awaiting discharge to still be provided with the care they need, while waiting for an admission or transfer between hospitals.”
Photo from Shannon Fentiman MP Facebook Page