The Townsville Hospital and Health Service (THHS) is undergoing considerable redevelopment to increase health services for the people of North Queensland.
The redeveloped Townsville Hospital will offer the local and regional community a wider range of health services. The redevelopment will future-proof the hospital and allow for further expansion to meet future demand.
The improved Townsville Hospital will significantly expand health services in the Townsville region and deliver long-lasting benefits to the local community. The redevelopment is part of a major network of hospital infrastructure developments to meet the future health care needs of North Queensland.
In July 2011, the hospital's new $94 million North Block opened as the first stage of the $437 million redevelopment project. North Block included the opening of the hospital's new 75 bay emergency department (ED) which is now the biggest ED in Queensland. North Block also includes a 34 bed maternity unit and an expanded intensive care unit.
Redevelopment at The Townsville Hospital continues at a brisk pace and we look forward to expanding our services further to cater to the health care needs of the people of north and north-west Queensland.
The four stages of the hospital's redevelopment are outlined below.
Emergency Department, Acute Inpatient Unit, Intensive Care, Medical
Imaging Expansion, and Neonatal Intensive Care Services
Stage 1 and Stage 2 provides:
Operating Theatres, Clinical Support and Services Building, Central Energy
Facility, Pathology Expansion, South Block Inpatient Facility
A new building extension will enable two new operating theatres and support services, for better cardiac and orthopaedic/trauma surgical services. Shell space will be provided for future medical imaging expansion and office and support space for anaesthetic and medical imaging.
The new Clinical Support and Services Building (CSSB) includes:
The existing acute hospital will have more housekeeping services and staff amenity space, and a new larger kitchen.
A new larger Central Energy Facility at the eastern end of the site, across from the existing facility, will provide more infrastructure capacity to 2014, and ability for future expansion.
Pathology services will expand eastward into a new purpose-built facility. The new laboratories will help meet current and future needs of the hospital and district. The building structure will be designed for vertical expansion, maximising future flexibility.
The South Block facility will have three floors, one shell and two fitted out. Its design will allow for three more levels in the future. The Master Plan proposes a future clinic between South Block and the main hospital for outpatient and ambulatory space.
Townsville Cancer Centre expansion
The Townsville Cancer Centre Implementation expansion includes a significant enhancement to the Cancer Care Centre. Initially, the existing Cancer Centre will be expanded with three new radiotherapy bunkers, radiotherapy clinics and support spaces, and more day therapy treatment places.
Enhancements will include:
In addition, other enhanced cancer services will include:
For more information go to Townsville Cancer Centre page.
Secure Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit
Redevelopment of the Townsville Secure Mental Health Facility from the existing 20-bed Medium Secure/10-bed High Secure to an improved and effective 30-bed Medium Secure Rehabilitation Unit. is anticipated to commence in June 2012 with a completion date in August 2013.
The redeveloped 30 bed facility and service will provide:
Child and Youth Mental Health
The Child and Youth Mental Health Unit - Townsville Adolescent Inpatient and Day Program, will be built on the Kirwan Community Health campus. The completion of this facility is targeted for early 2013.
The new facility, a first in Townsville, provides staff and facilities to accommodate a range of activities and programs including:
There may be some changes to traffic conditions/flow within the TTH campus throughout the redevelopment. It is important take care on the roads around the Douglas precinct as conditions change.
When moving in and around the construction zones of the hospital, please be mindful of large machinery movements, semi-trailers etc. In addition to heavy machinery traffic, there will be a general increase in vehicle numbers accessing the campus.
For further information please email: THSD-Redevelopment
To follow our progress, please view our
|Patient and visitor parking map (PDF, 70 KB)|
Patients and visitors - Car parking information (PDF, 1.23 MB)
|The Townsville Hospital construction update|