Queensland Health Big Build

Infrastructure that puts patients first

Queensland is investing more than $14 billion in health infrastructure projects and a broad range of programs and initiatives, to relieve pressure on the public health system.

Our Big Build is the biggest capital investment in health in Queensland history. It will deliver the infrastructure and digital technologies needed to enable the delivery of new, safe, high-quality healthcare to Queenslanders.

The Queensland Health Capacity Expansion Program will deliver around 2,200 additional beds between 2024 and 2028 and create more than 22,000 construction jobs. Additionally, it will deliver nearly 167km of vinyl, 30km of hallways, five prefabricated rooftop helipads, and 89 000 squared metres of plant room.

Artist render of new Bundaberg Hospital
Artist render of new Bundaberg Hospital. Tap or click for larger image.

Key projects

  • New Coomera Hospital – Delivering around 404 beds
  • New Toowoomba Hospital – Delivering around 118 additional beds
  • New Bundaberg Hospital – Delivering around 121 additional beds
  • New Queensland Cancer Centre – Delivering around 91 additional beds
  • Redcliffe Hospital Expansion – Delivering around 204 additional beds
  • Ipswich Hospital Expansion Stage 2 – Delivering around 200 additional beds
  • Logan Hospital Expansion Stage 2 – Delivering around 112 additional beds
  • Townsville University Hospital Expansion – Delivering around 143 additional beds
  • QEII Hospital Expansion – Delivering around 112 additional beds
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital Expansion – Delivering around 249 additional beds
  • Prince Charles Hospital Expansion – Delivering around 93 additional beds
  • Cairns Hospital Expansion – Delivering around 96 additional beds
  • Mackay Hospital Expansion – Delivering around 128 additional beds
  • Hervey Bay Hospital Expansion – Delivering around 35 additional beds
  • Robina Hospital Expansion – Delivering around 114 additional beds

Satellite hospitals

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Seven new satellite hospitals in South-East Queensland will make it easier to access healthcare.

Each will feature a range of services to take pressure off emergency departments, including a minor injury and illness clinic for walk-in, urgent care.

They'll be located in Redlands, Caboolture, Ripley, Tugun, Kallangur, Eight Mile Plains and Bribie Island.

Bringing Healthcare closer.

Search 'SEQ Satellite Hospitals' today.

Authorized by the Queensland Government, Brisbane.

Satellite hospitals in Caboolture, Redland and Ripley are open, providing care closer to home and taking pressure off local Emergency Departments.

Each satellite hospital has a Minor Injury and Illness Clinic for walk in, urgent treatment of non-life-threatening needs. Appointment or referral-based services tailored to each local community are also available.

Satellite Hospitals in Tugun and Kallangur will open later this year, followed by Eight Mile Plains and Bribie Island in the first half of 2024. For more information on locations and services, visit Satellite hospitals.

Accelerated Infrastructure Delivery Program

Queensland Health is forging ahead with the Accelerated Infrastructure Delivery Program (AIDP) – a program that will deliver 289 beds across seven projects in the Metro South, Gold Coast, West Moreton and Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Services by the second half of 2024.

The program uses standardised off-site construction to reduce time commissioning time.

Key projects

  • Ripley Satellite Hospital Site Modular Sub-Acute Expansion - Delivering around 90 additional beds.
  • Gold Coast University Hospital Modular Expansion - Delivering 70 additional beds.
  • QEII Hospital Modular Wards - Delivering 28 more beds.
  • Redland Hospital Modular Wards - Delivering 28 more beds.
  • Robina Hospital Transit Lounge Expansion - Delivering 20 additional beds.
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital Renal Refurbishment - Delivering 8 additional beds.
  • Cairns Sub-Acute Expansion - Delivering 45 additional beds

The Redland Hospital Modular Ward, part of the Accelerated Infrastructure Delivery Program, was constructed off-site and craned into position mid-2023. The ward will be open later in 2023 and provide 28 additional inpatient beds, improving patient flow through the emergency department and helping patients to receive the care they need sooner.

You can see the new 28 bed modular ward in the middle of the image. It is located behind the main hospital, which is to the left of the image. Scaffolding and blue hoarding are at the front of the ward.
The new 28 bed modular ward is located at the back of the main hospital, near the new carpark. Tap or click for larger image.

You can see the modular ward in the middle of the image with the main hospital on the right hand side. A crane is in the background, with the site entry and signage in the foreground.
The modules of the ward were constructed off site and craned into place at the Redland Hospital campus. The ward will connect to the main hospital via modular linkway. Tap or click for larger image.

Sustaining Capital Program

The Sustaining Capital Program is also run across the state to efficiently replace and renew Queensland Health's existing asset base. It seeks to optimise facilities and equipment to ensure they are fit for purpose to maintain business and service delivery.

Building Rural and Remote Health Program

Queensland Health is investing more than $1 billion in the Building Rural and Remote Health Program (BRRHP).

The BRRHP supports healthcare delivery in regional areas by enhancing or replacing aged infrastructure to ensure it meets the needs of the community.

Key projects

  • Blackwater Multipurpose Health Service, Central Queensland HHS
  • Morven Primary Health Care Centre – South West HHS
  • St George Allied Health Building – South West HHS
  • Charleville Healthwise Building – South West HHS
  • Camooweal Primary Health Care Centre – North West HHS
  • Tara Hospital – Darling Downs HHS
  • Millmerran Multipurpose Health Centre – Darling Downs HHS
  • Jandowae Multipurpose Health Centre – Darling Downs HHS
  • Laidley Hospital – West Moreton HHS
  • Boonah Health Service – West Moreton HHS
  • Moranbah Hospital – Mackay HHS
  • Cow Bay Health Centre – Cairns and Hinterland HHS
  • Normanton Hospital – North West HHS
  • Doomadgee Hospital – North West HHS
  • Bamaga Primary Healthcare Centre – Torres & Cape HHS
  • Pormpuraaw Primary Healthcare Centre – Torres & Cape HHS
  • Laura Primary Healthcare Centre – Torres & Cape HHS
  • Boigu Primary Healthcare Centre – Torres & Cape HHS
  • Badu Island Primary Healthcare Centre – Torres & Cape HHS
  • Lockhart River Primary Healthcare Centre – Torres & Cape HHS
  • Horn Island Primary Healthcare Centre – Torres & Cape HHS

The BRRHP also supports our invaluable workforce with the Staff Accommodation Program. Using modular designs, the program supports staff attraction and retention by ensuring comfortable accommodation is available for them, no matter where in Queensland they work.

Design Principles, standardisation and collaboration

Queensland Health is partnering across various industries to ensure health infrastructure needed for Queensland is based on the Queensland Health Design Principles.

The Principles provide a framework to enable responsive and adaptable infrastructure separated into four key themes people, place, value and technology. They are applied throughout a project’s design lifecycle to ensure consistency and quality for patients, staff and community.

Together with our construction partners, we are using standardised designs to deliver infrastructure sooner, while maximising value for money. To ensure that all health assets are future fit, standardisation is balanced with flexibility to allow the needs of current and emerging models of care.

Last updated: 9 October 2023