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More Sunshine Coast locals set to benefit from $9m expansion of Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital

July 21, 2022

Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital has kicked off an exciting $9 million expansion set to offer Sunshine Coast locals greater access to world-class healthcare and potentially life-saving surgery locally.

Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital CEO, Justin Greenwell, said construction was underway on two new operating theatres, seven additional recovery bays and space for a further two new operating theatres in the future. 

We’re excited to expand Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital to offer more Sunshine Coast locals access to top quality health care close to home,” Mr Greenwell said. 

“This expansion is in response to demand from locals who have seen the benefits of quality private health care on the Sunshine Coast. 

We offer patients a choice of specialist, and feature some of the best in the state in a large range of specialities, including complex specialties such as neurosurgery, structural heart surgery and orthopaedics using some of the latest robotic technology.

“Having surgery locally also means that patients aren’t needing multiple trips to Brisbane for pre- and post-operative care.”

Mr Greenwell said it wasn’t just patients seeing the appeal of leading health care being available on the Sunshine Coast.

“We’re seeing specialists from around the country joining our hospital to take advantage of our expanding services, modern technology including robotics and exciting clinical trials.”

Construction is scheduled to be completed in February 2023 and two of the four new theatres will be operational in April 2023. 

About the hospital: Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital was established in 2013 and is known for its strengths in cardiac (including cardiothoracic), orthopaedics and neurosurgery. It is co-located with the (public) Sunshine Coast University Hospital, on the Kawana / Birtinya Health Campus. Current facilities include six state-of-the-art operating theatres, two cardiac catheter laboratories, a day surgery unit, an 11 bed intensive care unit/coronary care unit. Medical consulting suites are located onsite together with comprehensive pathology and radiology services and a retail pharmacy.

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