The Queensland government has announced plans to invest $1.06bn for Redcliffe Hospital expansion that will add 204 beds to the facility.

Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said that a new clinical services building and ambulatory care building will also be part of the expansion. 

Further, the existing building will be renovated to offer additional capacity across clinical and facility support services.

While the ambulatory care building is expected to open for services in the second half of 2026, the clinical services building is scheduled to be ready in the second half of 2027.

The existing hospital building will be refurbished and become operational in the second half of 2028.

D’Ath said: “Redcliffe is my electorate, and I know the demand for healthcare is increasing, along with the population in the area.

“This major expansion will significantly increase the care offered across the range of inpatient and outpatient services at Redcliffe Hospital.

“It will include additional operating theatres, Emergency Department treatment spaces, endoscopy rooms, birthing suites, outpatient consult rooms, diagnostic rooms, and expansion of medical imaging, pharmacy and pathology areas.”

Welcoming the plan, Member for Bancroft Chris Whiting said that the expansion of the hospital will expand health service capacity.

The project will create around 2,573 jobs during construction.

According to D’Ath, a provision of additional funding of $9.78bn over six years is being made in the 2022-23 Budget to build new and expanded hospitals across the state.

The latest hospital projects will add 2,509 beds over six years including 199 more beds in 2023 and 239 beds in 2024.

Additionally, 869 beds are already being delivered through existing expansion projects.