Better healthcare arrives in Logan with Stage 1 Hospital Expansion nearing completion

Minister for Health, Mental Health and Ambulance Services and Minister for Women The Honourable Shannon Fentiman

Better healthcare arrives in Logan with Stage 1 Hospital Expansion nearing completion

  • Construction is complete on the centrepiece building of Stage 1 of the Logan Hospital expansion.
  • Artist’s impressions of Stage 2 of the expansion have been released, with work to begin in the coming months.
  • The Miles Government is investing more than $1 billion towards the major expansion to one of the state’s busiest hospitals, which will deliver over 300 additional beds.
  • The Government’s record stands in contrast to the LNP, who sacked almost 1,000 health staff in Metro South HHS and failed to deliver a single piece of health infrastructure.

Logan residents will now receive even higher quality healthcare closer to home, with the centerpiece of the Logan Hospital Stage 1 expansion now complete.

Health Minister Shannon Fentiman was joined by Deputy Premier Cameron Dick and Logan MPs today to officially open the new hospital building, which has been expanded with four new floors, new wards, and hundreds more beds.

Several new wards have already opened their doors to patients, including a new cardiac ward, coronary care unit, medical assessment and planning unit, general medical ward and a palliative care ward.

The remaining wards are expected to be operational by late 2024, further enhancing the hospital’s ability to service the growing Logan community.

The milestone means that Stage 1 of the Logan Hospital expansion is now largely complete, with a new Intensive Care Unit, additional Emergency Department capacity and minor refurbishment works remaining.

Artist’s impressions have also been released today showcasing plans for the new clinical services building as part of Stage 2, which include 112 additional beds and new operating theatres.

Construction of Stage 2 is set to begin later this year.

This project is part of the Miles Labor Government’s record-breaking $14 billion Health Big Build, under Queensland’s Big Build initiative.

The plan to deliver new and expanded hospitals helps ensure continued access to world-class healthcare for rapidly growing regions – boosting capacity through expansions to 11 existing hospitals, building three new hospitals, seven satellite hospitals, and building a dedicated cancer centre.

Queensland’s Health Big Build is delivering over 3,300 additional hospital beds, including 199 in 2023 and 239 in 2024.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Health, Mental Health and Ambulance Service and Minister for Women Shannon Fentiman:

“Logan is one of Queensland’s fastest-growing regions with the population set to exceed 500,000 by 2036.

“That’s why the Miles Labor Government is making a record investment towards the health and wellbeing of the Logan community.

“This is one of Queensland’s largest-ever hospital expansions and it’s fantastic to see it is already providing additional care for locals here in Logan.

“I am so excited to today officially open this brand new, vertically expanded building – the centerpiece of the Stage 1 hospital expansion.

“The Miles Labor Government is delivering the staff and infrastructure our health system needs to continue caring for Queenslanders in the coming years.

“It is a stark contrast to the LNP, who sacked thousands of healthcare workers and failed to deliver a single new piece of health infrastructure when in Government.”

Quotes attributable to Deputy Premier, Treasurer, Minister for Trade and Investment Cameron Dick:

“Like all Queenslanders, the people of Logan deserve the best possible healthcare and this expansion is delivering just that.

“When I was Health Minister, I announced the Logan Hospital Expansion and through that process we consulted the community to find out what they wanted.

“We are now nearing the completion of the $460 million Stage 1 expansion, including 206 beds and treatment spaces.

“And I’m even more excited for the $530 million Stage 2, which will deliver 10 operating theatres, 112 beds and so much more, all to be completed by the end of 2026.

“This expansion would never have occurred under an LNP government, because they always cut health.

“Only Labor will invest in Queensland hospitals.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Springwood, Mick de Brenni:

“The Miles Government is committed to improving healthcare outcomes for Queenslanders all across the state, and this expansion is just one of the many projects that we’re supporting as part of our Big Build.

“Beyond the 206 additional beds and treatment spaces, the Logan Hospital expansion has delivered a range of essential infrastructure advancements, including a new pathology laboratory and a new medical imaging department.

“Building upon this solid foundation, Stage 2 will feature state-of-the-art facilities, enabling Logan Hospital to continue offering our community a diverse range of elective and emergency procedures.

“Not only is this major project supporting hundreds of jobs during construction, but this expansion will also create employment opportunities for an additional 1500 workers.

“The Miles Government is committed to building and attracting more skilled health workers to the Sunshine State with free TAFE and our Workforce Attraction incentive scheme.

“I’m so excited to see the next stage of this landmark development kick off.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Logan Linus Power:

“This is such an exciting milestone for the Logan and surrounding communities.

“Over 200 new beds will mean Logan families get better healthcare quicker.

“It’s a big investment in the health of our growing city.

“Enhancing Logan Hospital will help to attract even more key specialists to the area so that Queenslanders can continue accessing worldclass healthcare.

“I’m so proud to be part of a government focused on future-proofing healthcare for Queensland families for generations to come.”

Quotes attributable to Member for McAlister Melissa McMahon:

“Logan is a fast-growing region so we’re building the infrastructure needed to help deal with demand now and into the future.

“The Miles Government listens to Queenslanders and acts on the issues that matter most to them which is exactly what these works show.

“I look forward to watching the works progress knowing Logan residents will soon benefit from having access to even more services, closer to home.”

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