Another major milestone has been reached at
Springfield Land Corporation with the announcement of a new private hospital.
Mater Health Services have unveiled plans to build the Mater Private Hospital Springfield at Health City Springfield Central.
The 80-bed, $85 million hospital will offer a combination of inpatient, day and chemotherapy beds and will be supported by Australian Government funding of $21.4 million for the cancer care centre.
Mater Health Services CEO Dr John O’Donnell said he was delighted to make the announcement.
“Mater Private Hospital Springfield will provide a range of medical and surgical services that are relevant to the Springfield community,” Dr O’Donnell said.
“The hospital will be a truly innovative, unique and contemporary model including latest use of digital technologies for providing health care needs to the growing region.
The seven level, 10 000 m2 facility will include theatre space, inpatient wards, a day surgery unit and a cancer care centre, initially with a linear accelerator and 15 medical oncology treatment bays, to be further developed in a partnership between Mater and Radiation Oncology Queensland.
Chairman of Springfield Land Corporation Maha Sinnathamby said he was excited the company’s 5 year relationship with Mater Health Services has now resulted in this hospital project and looks forward to continuing the partnership with Mater Health Services.
“Mater Private Hospital Springfield will provide the landmark building for Health City Springfield Central and mark the start of a 52 hectare master health and wellness precinct that will be unique to the country providing all forms of co-ordinated health facilities and services such as research and development, education and training, allied health, retirement and aged care with appropriate hotel and visitors accommodation.
“Approximately 8.7 hectares of Health City Springfield Central is earmarked for primary health and acute hospital type development with pre-planning approval obtained for up to 1200 hospital beds.”
“Health City Springfield Central is an ideal location for Mater Private Hospital Springfield. It is the fourth fastest growing urban area in Australia, comprising six suburbs across 2860 hectares,” Mr Sinnathamby said.
Mater will work closely with Springfield Land Corporation (SLC) in relation to the Master Planning and governance of Health City, Springfield Central.
Stage one works are due to start in August this year and be complete by the end of 2015 with further stages planned for future roll out.
Springfield Land Corporation is the master developer of the entire 2,860 hectare (7,067 acre) Greater Springfield land parcel which has become home to over 23,000 residents and 10,200 students since it was established in 1991.