The Queensland government has announced the construction of a new $13.49m (A$20m) modular ward on the Logan Hospital.

The new specialised medical ward will be specially designed for longer-stay patients with complex medical needs.

It will help to improve patient flow through the emergency department and ease the current pressure on the Logan Hospital.

The new 28-bed ward, which will be called as Ward ‘2Q, will comprise a mix of single and four-bed rooms with ensuites.

It will feature medication room, staff facilities, utility rooms, nurses’ station, a courtyard, and a common room for patients.

The ward will also include an enclosed connecting way to the main hospital building.

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It will be equipped with all essential services such as medical gases, clinical lighting, and plumbing.

Queensland Health and Ambulance Services Minister Yvette D’Ath said: “This bed boost will create additional capacity by mid-2023, easing pressure on the emergency department and helping patients receive the care they need sooner.

“The Logan Hospital Expansion is one of the Queensland Government’s key job-creating initiatives and will support more than 2000 jobs during construction across all projects.”

Construction work on the locally manufactured, high-tech modular ward has already commenced and will take approximately six months to deliver.

Upon completion, the ward will be delivered and installed at the hospital.

This expansion project is anticipated to support over 95 jobs during the construction phase.

In early 2020, a similar 28-bed modular ward has been delivered at Logan Hospital.

Recently, two construction contracts were awarded for the $16.8m (A$25m) 28-bed ward and the $41.8m (A$62m) Stage 1 expansion of the Redland Hospital in Queensland, Australia.