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Construction commences on Springfield Mater Public Hospital

Daniel Bouwmeester    August 29, 2022    2 min read   

Construction on the new Springfield Mater Public Hospital commenced this August as part of Stage 2 of a plan by Mater and the Queensland Government to upgrade health infrastructure in the region.

The expansion of the Mater Private Hospital Springfield, which is expected to open its doors by December 2024, will deliver the following infrastructure:

• 174 additional public overnight and same-day beds, bringing the total number of beds to 233
an Intensive Care Unit and maternity services;
• a much-needed Emergency Department;
• more operating theatres and endoscopy procedural areas;
• a cancer care centre.

The new Mater Public Hospital Springfield will be co-located at the existing 95-bed Mater Private Hospital Springfield.

Mater Public Hospital site plan (Stage 2). Image: Mater.

As announced by the Palaszczuk Government in May 2021, the State Government provided an initial $177 million in funding in this year\’s federal budget towards the project.

This partnership will mean a more than $1bn investment by the Queensland Government over the next decade.

This project alone is expected create more than 700 jobs during construction and more than 1,000 new frontline health jobs once operational.

Mater Private Hospital Springfield will continue to operate as normal while construction is underway.

Greater Ipswich is one of Australia’s fastest growing regions, with an ever-increasing demand for public health services.

The population in the Western Metropolitan Corridor is projected to grow by 37 per cent by 2031 – 11 per cent higher than the overall state population growth.

Artist\’s Impression of the Mater Public Hospital Springfield. Image: Mater.

It is anticipated that an extra 100,000 people will call Springfield and Ripley Valley region home in the next five years.

Treasurer Cameron Dick outlined investment in health services would be one of the key priorities in June’s Queensland budget.

“Our budget will invest for growth, including growth in the demand for health services across Queensland”.

“We know that Queensland’s strong health response is the base from which our economy has been able to rebound so strongly.

“As we continue to deliver our economic recovery plan to grow Queensland jobs and businesses, we know how important it is to maintain the strength of our health system,” the Treasurer said.

The Mater Hospital Springfield is located at 30 Health Care Dr, Springfield Central QLD 4300.

Daniel Bouwmeester

Daniel was born in a mining town in New South Wales to Dutch and Welsh immigrants, before relocating to Logan City, where he attended Canterbury College for twelve years. He pursued his passion for music by completing a first-class honours degree at the University of Queensland (UQ), and later signed with a local record label. He has travelled the world from a young age, including a student exchange in rural France, a job working the ski lifts in Colorado, and visits to the islands of the South Pacific. After a six-year career in market research, Daniel returned to UQ to complete a Bachelor of Journalism and Arts dual degree, majoring in political science. His varied experiences at home and abroad have contributed to a passion for spreading good news while defending the truth buried inside complex societal paradigms.