- Construction on the $31.5m Sarina Hospital commenced in February 2022
- It will be located on a flat site in Brewer’s Road and feature an improved layout with capacity for 19 beds
- The new hospital will provide enhanced facilities and is expected to be completed mid to late 2023
Sarina residents may have noticed changes to the skyline along Brewer’s Road as work on the new $31.5 million Sarina Hospital picks up pace.
Executive Director Public Health and Rural Services Terry Johnson said that despite some earlier delays due to weather, the project was progressing well.
“We are all very excited about the construction of our new purpose-built hospital which will equip the Sarina community with a modern facility providing greater capacity and better facilities for all patients, as well as enhanced services including allied health and rehabilitation, all on a more accessible flat site,” Ms Johnson said.
“We can now see initial civil works have been completed, and building frames and walls are going up.
“We expect to see the site transforming weekly now as we progress towards completion.”
The hospital’s director of nursing Pauline Maude and nurse unit manager Tammi O’Shea toured the construction site recently to look at progress.
“It’s a hive of activity on site and it was really exciting to see how much progress is being made on the construction of our new hospital,” Ms Maude said.
“The frame of the main hospital building is up, and block construction is well underway for the office, kitchen and engineering blocks.
“Additional drainage systems have also been installed.”
The new Sarina Hospital will have capacity for 19 beds. An improved design will also increase bed occupancy enabling more people to receive care in their own community.
Other features include larger consultation rooms in emergency and outpatients, and a purpose-built rehabilitation facility including a larger gym space.
The new hospital is expected to be completed in mid to late 2023.