$64 million development opens at St Andrew's Ipswich
Aug 29, 2018
A new development which almost doubles the size of St Andrew’s Ipswich Private Hospital has now been completed.
The $64 million project will provide patients of the Ipswich and West Moreton Region with timely and adequate access to private health care services.
The development includes the region’s first private Emergency Department, eliminating the need for patients to travel out of region to access private emergency care.
Patients will benefit from a new Intensive Care Unit and two additional operating theatres. 81 extra private patient rooms will increase the hospital’s capacity from 94 to 178 beds.
A new front entrance, expanded reception areas and a Ramsay Health Care Pharmacy are also part of the development. A new multi-deck car park also provides plenty of on-campus parking, promoting easy access to the hospital.
Maternity and Paediatric services were at the forefront of development plans; with a predicted 5% population growth to occur within the region by 2031. A new 26 bed Women and Children’s Services Ward provides young families with quality private obstetric and paediatric services locally, supported by three new labour delivery suites.
Patients requiring rehabilitation services will also benefit from the project, with the hospital redesign facilitating the provision of a new 21 bed Rehabilitation Ward with an onsite gymnasium. St Andrew’s Infusion Centre has also experienced growth with three additional treatment chairs, and provides convenient access to St Andrew’s Infusion Centre Consulting Room.
CEO Mrs Jude Emmer said the new development has positioned St Andrew’s Ipswich to be the leading provider of comprehensive private health care services within the Ipswich and West Moreton Region.
“We’re proud to afford patients the choice of accessing private hospital care locally. Patients will no longer need to travel out of region to receive quality private medical care or to access emergency treatment.”
“Completion of this project has seen St Andrew’s Ipswich honour its commitment to providing quality health care services within the region. The establishment of the new Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit ensures that the hospital is able to grow with, and meet the changing health care needs of region.”
Mrs Emmer said completion of the new development will create numerous clinical and hospital service roles. This will attract new specialists to the region and provide opportunities for skilled healthcare professionals to live and work locally.
“Further expansion of services will include the provision of a new Renal Dialysis Unit, due for completion in late October. This new development will provide additional roles for the local clinical workforce and ensure our patients’ healthcare needs are met now, and into the future.”