Sod turned on Queensland’s Satellite Hospital

Health Minister Yvette D’Ath turned the sod on a new Satellite Hospital in Kallangur Queensland, which will include a Minor Injury and Illness Clinic.

Construction on the new hospital will soon be underway, with a concrete pour scheduled for later this week.

“This new satellite hospital will strengthen the local health care network for residents in this area, delivering quality healthcare closer to home,” the Minister said.

“Providing community-focused services is central to the Palaszczuk Government’s $280 million Satellite Hospitals Program.

“The program aims to ensure residents in some of our highest growth population centres have easy access to health services where and when they need them.”

The Queensland Government’s Satellite Hospitals Program will deliver new facilities in Kallangur, Redlands, Eight Mile Plains, Caboolture, Ripley, Tugun and Bribie Island.

Deputy Premier and Member for Murrumba Steven Miles said the new Kallangur Satellite Hospital is designed to deliver health services to locals close to home.

“It will reduce travel times for residents who currently need to visit major hospitals further away,” said Deputy Premier Miles.

“The satellite hospitals we’re building deliver on a key election commitment and in addition to improving health outcomes, they will deliver important economic returns.

“These projects are a boom for local economies, including indirect spending at retail outlets and labour income.

“The Satellite Hospitals Program will support up to 773 construction jobs, and we’ll continue to work with the managing contractor Hutchinson Builders to ensure all seven projects are built by locals, for locals and for the good of the local economy.”

The Kallangur Satellite Hospital project will support around 100 construction jobs during its delivery.

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