New children's health services for The Prince Charles Hospital
Planning is well underway for the new children's facilities at The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH) in Chermside.
The TPCH project is now in the developed design phase, which sees decisions made about the layout of the emergency department and service areas.
The project will be managed by The Capworks Group, and the major contractor is Baulderstone Queensland Pty Ltd.
Demolition works have already begun and construction of the facility will start in late 2010. We expect construction and commissioning to be complete by March 2012.
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Deadly ears program wins healthcare improvement award
Children's Health Services' Deadly Ears Program has received a Queensland Health Healthcare Improvement Award in the category of Improving indigenous health outcomes: Closing the gap.
'Deadly Ears' is a state-wide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ear health program that has successfully improved children's ear health and reduced the high rates of ear disease in Queensland indigneous children. The program has screened over 3500 children in regional and remote communities resulting in the treatment of over 2000 children with hearing impairment.
The award recognises and celebrates the positive and enthusiastic work that is done by the program's staff.