About Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service
The HHS serves a population of around 390,000 people which is forecast to increase to around 480,000 by 2021 (an increase of 23%). This level of population growth is reflected in
current demand for services.
- Around one sixth of the population within the HHS area (17.2%) were born overseas
- 3.3% of the HHS population speak a language other than English at home
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders make up 1.5% of the HHS's population - which is 3.5% of Queensland's total Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population.
The Local Government Areas within the HHS area are the Sunshine Coast Council and Gympie Regional Council.
Services and facilities
The Sunshine Coast HHS provides services through:
and a comprehensive range of sub-acute, ambulatory and extended care, community health, mental health and oral health services, and aged care services at the Glenbrook Residential Aged Care Facility.
Over the next 10 years, the Sunshine Coast HHS will experience significant growth in both service range and capacity including the construction and commissioning of the new tertiary Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) at Kawana, which will open with 450 beds in 2017 and expand to a 738 bed facility by 2021. SCUH will offer a range of new and expanded services for the Sunshine Coast, including a Sunshine Coast Health Institute on site.