The new Kingaroy Hospital redevelopment is starting to take shape, with the ground-floor concrete slab now complete and the first-floor concrete slab well advanced.
Project Director Phil Gregory said approximately 2167m3 or 342 truckloads of concrete had been delivered to site so far.
“The Kingaroy Hospital redevelopment is a major investment in the South Burnett region, and is already boosting the local economy,” Mr Gregory said.
“Principal contractor Broad Construction Services is committed to using local sub-contractors where possible, with Kingaroy business such as Hy-Tec supplying the concrete, and local tradies and sub-contractors working across the site.
“The construction works are carefully planned to minimise any disruption to hospital services, and we are following a staged approach with new hospital infrastructure being built around existing hospital buildings.
“As new buildings are commissioned, the old buildings will be demolished in preparation for landscaping.
“The completion of the first stage towards the end of this year will deliver a new emergency department, medical imaging, pathology, pharmacy, theatres, inpatient facilities and a maternity unit including two birthing suites.
“The entire hospital campus is a hub of construction activity now with civil works under way, and visitors will soon notice the new main hospital appearing above the roofline of the old building.”
A time lapse video of construction works from September 2019 to January 2020 is now available to view on the Kingaroy Hospital redevelopment project webpage here.