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Sunshine Coast University Hospital Journey

Media Statements for SCUH

18 Oct 2016 Sunshine Coast staff showcase innovative research as Wishlist research grant recipients (PDF, 248KB)
30 Sep 2016 Record numbers of patients treated (PDF, 270KB)
23 Aug 2016 Lendlease Winter Update 2016 Construction Update (PDF, 355KB)
03 Aug 2016 Pneumatic Tubing System installed in the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital
02 Aug 2016 Watch a flythrough of the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital
21 Jun 2016 Lendlease Autumn Update 2016 Construction Update
19 May 2016 SCHHS timelapse footage of Elekta Versa HD linear accelerator installation
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When the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) opens in April 2017 it will revolutionise healthcare on the Coast and offer a range of free public hospital services. SCUH will be supported by highly trained and specialised staff, who will safely care for patients with complex or life-threatening conditions. This means about 10,000 patients each year will not have to travel to Brisbane for complex treatment.

The hospital will open with about 450 beds in April 2017, with ability to grow to more than 738 beds. It can be expanded to 900 beds beyond 2021 if needed. SCUH will offer the following services:

  • emergency services
  • comprehensive cancer centre, including radiotherapy and chemotherapy
  • specialised medical and surgical services, including a major trauma service and paediatrics
  • maternity services, including a special care nursery for unwell newborns
  • rehabilitation service
  • mental health unit
  • renal service
  • interventional and diagnostic clinical support services, including a PET scanner for diagnosing certain types of cancer and cardiac catheterisation laboratories
  • ambulatory care (outpatient) services
  • allied health services.

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Last updated: 27 March 2016