Queensland Government delivers $104 million for 5 new rural health facilities

Minister for Health and Ambulance Services The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

The Palaszczuk Government has issued tenders to create new and improved health care facilities in five rural Queensland locations.

Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said the government would invest $104 million to build replacement health facilities in South West, Central and North West Queensland.

The projects, to be delivered by early 2023, comprise the:

  • Blackwater Multipurpose Health Service
  • Morven Primary Health Care Centre
  • St George Community and Allied Health Building
  • Charleville Healthwise Building
  • Camooweal Primary Health Care Centre.

“This much-needed investment will help us continue delivering quality, contemporary health services in each of these communities,” Minister D’Ath said.

“The existing health facilities in these towns have served their communities well but they are ageing and in need of replacement.

“The new facilities will be built to last and incorporate more contemporary clinical spaces and the latest medical technologies.

“Construction on the five projects will support 199 jobs and provide an important boost to local economies.

“The Palaszczuk Government has a strong record of investing in new and improved rural health facilities. “The new hospitals we’ve delivered in Blackall, Roma and Kingaroy demonstrate our commitment to provide quality health care to Queenslanders, no matter where they live.

“Our record $22.2 billion health budget includes more than $1.3 billion in capital spending to create the new health facilities of the future.”

The projects are part of the Building Rural and Remote Health Program, an initiative established to improve infrastructure critical to the delivery of health services in rural and remote communities.

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