About Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service
The HHS serves a population of about 390,000 people which is forecast to increase to about 480,000 by 2021 (an increase of 23%). This level of population growth is reflected in current demand for services.
- About 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:
- Sunshine Coast University Hospital
- Nambour General Hospital
- Caloundra Health Service
- Gympie Hospital
- Maleny Soldiers Memorial Hospital
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.
The Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) at Birtinya commenced services in March 2017, and will expand to a 738-bed facility by 2021. SCUH offers a range of new and expanded services for the Sunshine Coast, including the Sunshine Coast Health Institute – a unique partnership for education and research - on site.
Through the opening of SCUH and the transformation of existing facilities and Nambour and Caloundra, the Sunshine Coast HHS is investing to meet the growing healthcare needs of our community and deliver exceptional care into the future.