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.
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.
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.