Continued investment in Queensland Health services across the state has helped keep the Mackay region safe from COVID-19.
It’s important that our growing and aging population continues to have access to quality health care services and facilities. We’re committed to ensuring more Queenslanders can access quality care closer to home which is why we’re planning for the future.
Below are just a few of the projects that are completed or underway in our region to deliver better healthcare for you.
New Sarina Hospital
Sarina is set to get a new purpose-built hospital following a State Government and Mackay Hospital and Health Service investment of $31.5 million. The location of the new hospital is still being finalised with the next stage of the project to develop a detailed masterplan and working with stakeholders and the broader community. It’s expected construction will start in 2021 and be finished in 2022.
Clermont MPHS Services Consolidation
Clermont’s new $8.1 million aged care accommodation has opened its doors to residents. The spacious 22-room MontCler facility boasts en suites in every room, large community living areas as well as a courtyard and landscaped gardens. There’s an all-weather pick up and set down area, a covered deck and walkway, grassed courtyard and sensory garden.
Mackay Step Up Step Down
Mackay’s new purpose-built Step Up Step Down residential mental health facility is helping people with severe and complex mental health conditions. The $5.4 million facility in Shakespeare St has 10 beds and is a supportive link between community-based care and acute mental health services, helping people to ‘step down’ from hospital to community and allows people living in the community to ‘step up’ and avoid a hospital admission.
Proserpine, Sarina, Clermont and Moranbah kitchen upgrades
New fresh-cook kitchens have been welcomed by hospitals in Proserpine, Sarina, Clermont and Moranbah. Each kitchen has more bench space as well as new fittings, large cold rooms and freezers. They are fitted with the latest in industrial fittings including dishwashers, large prep benches, ovens and a sandwich/salad preparation fridge and bench.
Proserpine Hospital Emergency and Outpatients upgrade
Proserpine Hospital’s Emergency Department now has five treatment bays, a resuscitation room and a procedure room following a major upgrade. There is more space to treat patients and a dedicated triage area that offers more privacy for patients. The number of consulting rooms in the Specialist Outpatients Department has also increased from four to seven.
Bowen Hospital Emergency Department upgrade
Bowen Hospital’s new Emergency Department has had a major refurbishment and now boasts three treatment bays, a dedicated resuscitation bay, procedure room and consultation rooms. There’s also new centralised monitoring equipment to record patients’ vital signs and updated telehealth equipment. The waiting room now has a patient toilet and baby change room.
Bowen Community Health Dental Clinic
Bowen’s Dental Clinic has re-opened in a new location at the Community Health Centre. The new clinic has doubled the capacity of the old one with four dental chairs and an x ray system in each surgery. The new clinic has a sterilising room, a reception and waiting area and a laboratory for denture manufacture and repair. It’s more spacious with better access for patients with a disability and more carparking.