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December 7, 2014

UCH’s digital hospital opens in Queensland, Australia

St Stephen's Hospital, part of UnitingCare Health (UCH) has been opened in Hervey Bay of Queensland, Australia.

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St Stephen’s Hospital, part of UnitingCare Health (UCH) has been opened in Hervey Bay of Queensland, Australia.

Australia Federal Minister for Health and Minister for Sport Peter Dutton opened the country’s fully-integrated digital hospital.

According to UCH, the $96m hospital is completely computerised and integrates all its operations, equipment and services to offer better patient care.

UnitingCare Health executive director Richard Royle said: "The latest eHealth technologies, the best practises and our top class team of clinicians and staff combine to allow us to deliver the best outcomes and care for our patients.

"According to UCH, the $96m hospital is completely computerised and integrates all its operations, equipment and services to offer better patient care."

"Many Australian hospitals have trialled or implemented digitisation but St Stephen’s is the first hospital to completely integrate and digitise all its activities."

UCH is a not-for-profit private healthcare provider of UnitingCare Queensland, the health and community services organisation for Uniting Church.

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UnitingCare Queensland CEO Anne Cross said St Stephen’s Hospital exemplified the not-for-profit’s strategy to improve social services by leading change.

Anne Cross said: "It is gratifying to know that patients who come here to receive care will be comforted by the fact that their physician will have access to health alerts, medications, vital signs, test results and patient history, for example, in real-time on mobile devices."


Image: St Stephen’s Hospital has been opened in Hervey Bay. Photo: courtesy of UnitingCare Health.

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