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Project Information

Early Works

Early works were carried out in 2018. This work included:

  • Upgrading and relocating underground services
  • Construction of new services buildings, additional car park areas, roadways and access ramps
  • Temporary relocation of back-of-house departments
  • Excavation of an area of about 2000 square metres where the new hospital will be built.

FKG was the principal contractor for this work, with a large number of local South Burnett businesses employed as sub-contractors.

Above: Video presentation from Tim Turner – Principal Project Manager – Kingaroy Hospital Redevelopment.

Above: Conrad Garget Architects in front of cut for new building.

Above: Concrete pour for one of the services buildings.

Above: New services buildings.

Main Build

The main build will commence mid-2019 and is scheduled for completion in the second half of 2021.

The redeveloped Kingaroy Hospital will be a modern larger and enhanced health facility for Kingaroy to be proud of with smoother, more efficient admissions and patient flows with improved signage to make it easier to find services.

The ground floor will include:

  • Expanded emergency department including an emergency short stay unit
  • Medical imaging including CT scan
  • Large open entry and reception area
  • Pharmacy department
  • Pathology department
  • Café with indoor and outdoor seating areas
  • Cardiac rehabilitation gym
  • Increased outpatient services
  • Expanded renal services
  • Transfusion / tele-oncology unit
  • Back of house will include sterilising unit, staff facilities, kitchen, stores, laundry facilities.

The upper level will include:

  • Single and twin bed patient rooms (all ensuited) including palliative care, improved inpatient mental health facilities and bariatric capability
  • Secure nursery
  • Modern ensuited birthing suites
  • Operating theatres
  • New day surgery unit
  • Inpatient physiotherapy rehabilitation facilities.

Above: Artist's impression of the new buildings.

Demolition and Refurbishment

Demolition and refurbishment will commence once the new main building is completed and services and patients are relocated.

During this phase:

  • The old two-storey hospital building will be demolished
  • The current wards will be totally refurbished for specialist outpatients, renal dialysis and transfusion / tele-oncology clinics.
  • A new link building will be constructed that will house reception, administration, medical records, cardiac rehabilitation gym and café.
  • Landscaping will be completed to provide a relaxing, therapeutic and healing atmosphere including safe walkways, seating and undercover areas
  • Free parking will be available for more than 200 vehicles including a staff car park
  • Ambulance access will be provided from Youngman Street
  • Public access will remain from Albert Street.

Above: Artist's impression of completed buildings with access and car parking (indicated by P1, P2 and P3).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the Kingaroy Hospital redevelopment project?

The redevelopment of the Kingaroy Hospital is a major investment by the Queensland State Government to meet the needs of the community by delivering healthcare services for the population of the South Burnett.

The project will delivered over a period of four years.

What will the benefits of this project be?

The project will ensure the community has access to better health care facilities close to home with the inclusion of an expanded emergency department including a short stay unit, expanded renal dialysis unit, increased specialist outpatient facilities, establishment of a tele-chemo unit, introduction of a new day surgery unit including new state-of-the-art operating theatres, modern birthing suites and modern wards allowing better patient care and comfort.

What is the project timeline?

The project commenced in 2017 with State Government approval and commencement of the design process including extensive community and user consultation.

Early works were carried out in 2018 to relocate underground services, establish new work areas away from the existing building and remove redundant buildings.

Tenders for the main build were called in early 2019.

Expected completion is scheduled for 2021.

Will the existing hospital services be accessible during the construction works?

Yes, Kingaroy Hospital will continue to operate as normal throughout the redevelopment project.

As the project works are in such close proximity to the current hospital, the facility will occasionally feel the effects of construction works such as noise and dust, however, we will be working tirelessly with the contractors to minimise disruptions to staff, patients and visitors.

Above: Artist's impression of the hospital site after project completion.

Last updated: 17 October 2017