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Redcliffe Hospital ICU upgrade complete

Posted: 4pm 03 Jun 2021

A $3.2 million upgrade of Redcliffe Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is now complete.

Minister for Health and Ambulance Services and State Member for Redcliffe Yvette D’Ath toured the refurbished facility today, alongside the hospital’s intensive care nurses and clinicians.

“The ICU is where the hospital’s most critically unwell and vulnerable paediatric and adult patients are looked after, and Redcliffe sees hundreds of patients each year,” Mrs D’Ath says.

“This upgrade has transformed this vital facility into one of the most modern and safest anywhere in Queensland. This upgrade to the ICU is set to benefit around 550 patients each year.

“The new layout of the ICU makes it easier for clinicians to work in, and more comfortable and private for patients and their families.”

Mrs D’Ath says the upgrade has delivered four new class N negative pressure isolation rooms, which are used to care for patients with infectious illnesses – including COVID-19.

“The ICU now also has two class S separation rooms, providing additional patient separation,” she explains.

“Like other hospitals in South East Queensland, Redcliffe has cared for COVID-positive patients before and will often care for patients suffering from a range of infectious diseases and illnesses.

“Isolation and negative pressure rooms allow clinicians to treat these patients more safely. Having more of these spaces available not only helps patients from our local community but boosts the capacity of our entire public health system.”

Facilities already making a difference

Redcliffe Hospital Executive Director Louise Oriti says the ICU team moved back into their newly renovated space a few weeks ago.

“Already they’re seeing the positive difference that this new facility is making for our patients,” Ms Oriti says.

“Our renovated ICU is the latest in a long list of improvements to the clinical facilities and supporting infrastructure at Redcliffe Hospital.”

Ms Oriti says planning is also progressing well on the Detailed Business Case for hospital’s future expansion and redevelopment.

An investment of $1.6 million was contributed by the State Government and matched by the Federal Government to allow for the ICU upgrade.

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