12 The Ramsay Way 2019 | 01
for Northside Group
St Leonards Clinic
Northside Group St Leonards Clinic has
received prestitious recognition from the NSW
The company who built the mental health facility has been
awarded the 2018 Master Builders Association of NSW award
for excellence in construction in the $20m–$60m category.
Richard Crookes Constructions Managing Director Jamie
Brookes said: “It is an honour to share this award… and
we hope this is one of many positive experiences RCC will
celebrate with Ramsay Health Care.”
Northside Group St Leonards Clinic opened in February
2018 and contains 112 single rooms, 24 specialist consulting
suites, a pathology suite, electroconvulsive therapy and
trans cranial magnetic stimulation procedure rooms, indoor
and outdoor dining areas and onsite cafe, large outdoor
therapy spaces, wellness areas, art therapy room, private
parkland and outdoor terrace as well as massage rooms
and a large gymnasium with in-house personal trainers.
Mt Wilga Private Hospital has held an open
day to mark its 65th anniversary.
The event included tours, information stands and a formal
afternoon tea with VIP guests from the community.
Australian Sergeant and Invictus Games multi-medallist
Garry Robinson attended as a keynote speaker, describing
his journey to recovery which included treatment at Mt Wilga.
Federal Member for Berowra Julian Leeser conducted
the unveiling of the plaque for the re-naming of the Eileen
Perrottet Therapy and Wellness Centre.
This memorable event honoured Miss Perrottet, a former
Mt Wilga physiotherapist who was instrumental in the
development of the Paralympic movement in Australia.
Dr John Grant and Mr Kevin Betts were also recognised for
their roles in making sport part of rehabilitation.
Caboolture Private Hospital
celebrates 20 years of care
Twenty years ago, history was made with the opening of Caboolture Private Hospital.
It was a milestone moment: the first time in Queensland
a private hospital was built right next door to its public
The hospital opened on 1 February 1999 with 43 beds and
two operating theatres.
General surgeon Dr Chris Lusink was one of the first
specialists to perform surgery in the new theatre complex
and is still operating at the hospital today.
“The Caboolture area was just bush, so it had a small
country hospital feel. That’s where it started and it has just
changed so much in the past 20 years,” Caboolture Private
Hospital CEO Tracey Squires said.
Despite being one of the smaller hospitals in the Ramsay
Health Care portfolio, Caboolture Private Hospital earned
itself an expansion in 2015 to cater for the ongoing
population growth throughout the entire Caboolture region.
Again, the hospital made history.
The building redevelopment, which included an additional
operating theatre and a day procedure unit, was constructed
off-site. It was delivered to the hospital in nine different
modules and pieced together in two days. It was the first
hospital redevelopment of its kind in Queensland at the time.
third theatre and
day unit was
then they had to
put all day surgery
patients in beds.
It very much
Mrs Squires said.
During its 20 year
history the private
hospital has built
with a particular
focus on oncology
just 12 patients
each month when
it opened, but
is now providing comprehensive oncology care to 250
patients every month.
“We’re providing the service locally; if we weren’t providing
it they would actually have to go to Brisbane. It’s a really
well-rounded service and it’s growing,” Mrs Squires said.
Caboolture Private Hospital’s milestones were celebrated
at a morning tea and cocktail event to mark the facility’s
The occasion brought extra significance for two staff, who
started working at the hospital on its first day of operation.
Registered nurse Christine Lawson and central sterilisation
service department technician Angela Naylor were
recognised as foundation staff during the celebrations.
“The service staff really appreciated the fact that we were
in celebration mode and everyone was really excited about
the milestone and the ongoing growth of the hospital,”
Mrs Squires said.
The Caboolture Private Hospital is a fully accredited surgical
and medical hospital. Each year the hospital cares for more
than 7000 patients from Caboolture and the surrounding
urban and rural communities.
Mt Wilga celebrates
65 years of caring
Mary Perrottet, Lorrie Mohsen (CEO) and John Perrottet.