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Blackall Hospital Replacement Project

Overview


A $17.9 million Queensland Government funded project to replace the Blackall Hospital commenced in April 2019.

The new hospital will be operational in 2021.

New Blackall Hospital Features


  1. Administration area
    1. Waiting room, reception, office areas and meeting room
    2. Staff Areas
  2. Triage and Accident and Emergency area
    1. Ambulance bays with secure access
    2. Accident and Emergency unit with two resuscitation bays, multipurpose observation bays, short-stay areas with 2 recliner chairs and a low-stimulation room
  3. Clinical areas
    1. 10 bed facility including:
      1. 6 single inpatient rooms with ensuites
        1. Flexible arrangements for overnight accommodation for carers/families of paediatric, palliative care, mental health and other inpatients requiring additional support
      2. Medical Imaging room
  4. Primary Care Area
    1. 8 consultation rooms suitable for General Practice, Allied Health (Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Podiatrist, Dietetics), and Community Health (Child Health, Sexual and Women’s Health)
      1. 2 of these rooms are formatted in interview layout
      2. All rooms have telehealth technology
      3. General Practice services will be delivered from the medical practice consultation rooms
  5. Exterior features
    1. Cost free, mobility scooter recharging bay
    2. Vehicle access for patients, visitors, staff and emergency vehicles
    3. Pedestrian, all-ability access
    4. 24-hour traffic, pedestrian and security lighting
    5. Landscaped garden areas
    6. Security cameras

Latest News


Work is progressing well on the Blackall Hospital Replacement Project, and the project team have worked hard to deliver construction activities scheduled for quarters two and three.

July to early-September construction activities include:

  • Completed installation of external cladding and flashings
  • Timber decking complete
  • Cabling and drainage works continue
  • Internal and external lighting works underway
  • Continuing construction activities for internal fit-out (doors, hardware, windows and glazing, painting, floor covering, joinery, fixtures and fittings)
  • Continuing installation of mechanical, electrical and hydraulic services
  • Landscaping underway including gabion walls

In coming weeks, the project team will work through the final stages of construction with a focus on completion and commissioning activities.

The Future of the Existing Hospital Complex


A consortium-led, Commonwealth Government funded feasibility study is underway to determine the future of the existing hospital complex.

Information about the feasibility study will be released by the consortium over coming months.

The consortium includes:

  • Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Division)
  • Blackall-Tambo Regional Council
  • Central Queensland University
  • Central West Hospital and Health Service

Further Information


To find out more information on this project, please contact Karen McLellan, Transition Project Director on Karen.McLellan@health.qld.gov.au.

Last updated: 28 September 2020