Northside Group St Leonards Clinic's
Official Opening Ceremony
The Ramsay Way 2018 | 03 5
Danny Sims, Anne Mortimer, Gail Giles-Gidney and Craig McNally
More than 100 invited guests and dignitaries celebrated the opening of Northside Group St Leonards
Clinic on 5 April 2018.
Attendees included Ramsay Board members, the Mayor of Willoughby, Councillor Gail Giles-Gidney; Chairman of Ramsay
Health Care, Mr Michael Siddle; Managing Director & CEO Ramsay Health Care, Mr Craig McNally; Ramsay Australia CEO,
Mr Danny Sims; and the late Mrs Marjorie Brislee, former Director and long term supporter of the Northside Group.
This new mental health facility encapsulates the vision of providing innovative, holistic treatment programs that cater to the
specific needs of people suffering from mental health disorders, as well as those in the community who are committed to
maintaining their mental health and wellness.
$60m P.O.W.E.R. Development at John Flynn
John Flynn Private Hospital’s 25th anniversary year
has seen the start of one of the Hospital’s largest
Stage 1 of the $60 million development is nearing completion
with the final fit-out of the newly built John Flynn Specialist
Suites currently underway. The new building, and associated
two-level carpark, is set to house 21 new and expanding
specialist practices – significantly increasing the number of
specialist doctors located on the Hospital campus for the
convenience of patients.
Stage 2 of the development (referred to as P.O.W.E.R.) has
also begun with the expansion of the John Flynn Cancer
Centre building. The internal expansion will house a new Day
Oncology Unit – doubling the size of the existing department
from 10 to 20 chairs.
John Flynn Private Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Greg
Jenke, said that the project is essential for keeping up with
the rate of population growth in the area.
“The growing population, assisted by new housing
developments on the southern Gold Coast and Northern Rivers
areas, means that John Flynn is the primary private hospital
of choice for more and more people. It is important that we
maintain an exceptional standard of quality and care while
growing our services to meet this demand,” Mr Jenke said.
Over the next 18 months, John Flynn’s P.O.W.E.R.
development will see several other stages be completed
including the expansion of onsite radiology provider, South
Coast Radiology’s, offerings to include a Positron-Emission
Tomography (PET) scanner. This purchase represents the
‘P’ in the P.O.W.E.R.
is a big gain for the
Hospital which has
not previously had
Two new operating
theatres (‘O’) will also
be built as well as a
new 30-bed ward (‘W’)
bringing the number
of operating theatres
to 12 and inpatient
beds to 364. Another
development as part
of the project will be
the expansion and
revitalisation of the Emergency Department that will double in
size from 7 to 14 bays and see a complete renovation (‘E’).
The relocation of the Renal Unit from the main hospital
building to the John Flynn Cancer Centre represents the
final stage of the development (‘R’). The new unit will be co-located
with the new Day Oncology Unit in a large, modern
area specifically designed for the needs of patients who may
have to visit the Hospital on a regular basis.
Much of the design of this project has taken an innovative
approach to creating more space on the current block and
rethinking how the current space is used.
“Once the above ground works are complete, three lower
level floors will be expanded into the space between the
main hospital building and the hill it is built on to effectively
create new useable space directly under the main foyer of
the Hospital,” Mr Jenke said.
“There will be some re-locating of existing departments such
as pre-op and recovery to accommodate the new theatres
but it will result in better streamlined patient care.”
All stages of the development project are due for completion
by early 2020 and will go a long way in continuing to cement
John Flynn Private Hospital as the premier private hospital in