Redcliffe Hospital children’s emergency department to open 2023

Published 1:00pm 6 September 2022

Redcliffe Hospital children’s emergency department to open 2023
Words by Kylie Knight

A new paediatric emergency department at Redcliffe Hospital is due to open next year, with the $10 million upgrade on track.

Redcliffe Hospital Emergency Department Director Dr Alan Yan says the upgrade will provide a new paediatric section in the Emergency Department with separate reception, waiting areas, and treatment spaces for children and families.

“Redcliffe Hospital’s Emergency Department is one of the busiest in Queensland. This upgrade will allow us to provide even better care to babies, children, and families,” Dr Yan says.

“The works will continue for the rest of the year, and we expect to have the new section open for patients in 2023.”

|“The Emergency Department remains fully operational and open during these works, but there have been some temporary changes we’ve had to make to how people access the building.”|

Dr Yan says the biggest change people would notice was the front door to the Emergency Department has moved to the side of the building, and there is also a temporary vehicle drop-off outside as well.

“These are just temporary changes during the building works.”

“Everything is very well signed to ensure everyone can access the Emergency Department whenever needed.”

Redcliffe Hospital children’s emergency department to open 2023

Part of bigger picture

The new paediatric section to the Emergency Department is in addition to the $1.06 billion expansion of Redcliffe Hospital.

The expansion will add more than 200 beds and include a new clinical services building, new ambulatory care building, and refurbishment of the existing hospital to deliver additional capacity across both clinical and facility support services.

It will significantly increase the care offered across the range of inpatient and outpatient services with additional operating theatres, Emergency Department treatment spaces, endoscopy rooms, birthing suites, outpatient consult rooms, diagnostic rooms, and expansion of medical imaging, pharmacy and pathology areas.

The new ambulatory care building is expected to be operational in the second half of 2026, the new clinical services building will be up and running in the second half of 2027, and the refurbishment of the existing hospital will be completed and operational in the second half of 2028.

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