Tenders to deliver Logan Hospital’s $460 million expansion have been released, kickstarting two projects that will support more than 1000 construction jobs.
The Invitation to Offer (ITO) for the hospital expansion and the maternity ward upgrade were issued to shortlisted companies after an open market expression of the interest process was finalised last month for each project.
Together the projects will deliver an additional 206 beds and treatment spaces, as well as upgraded services across the hospital.
Member for Waterford Shannon Fentiman the Queensland Government is supporting the growth of the Logan community through major investment into health infrastructure.
“This is one of Queensland’s largest ever hospital expansions and will ensure that locals receive the best care, close to home,” Fentiman said.
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Treasurer, Infrastructure Minister and Member for Woodridge Cameron Dick said the expansion was the signature piece of a wider infrastructure improvements program being delivered at Logan Hospital over five years, including an upgraded maternity service and a new multi-level carpark.
“Birthing pools and overnight facilities for partners will be part of a major $18.87 million upgrade to Logan Hospital’s maternity service,” Dick said.
“Metro South Health has been working closely with mums, families and clinicians to complete a detailed design for the upgrade, which has been planned to minimise the impacts on services during the upgrade.
“Because we’re upgrading the service in a live hospital environment, we needed to plan this project in meticulous detail, and now we’re in a position to finalise procurement, ready for construction.”
The project will deliver six additional maternity inpatient beds, five extra birthing suites, and an expanded special care nursery.
Member for Logan Linus Power said the project will see one of the hospital’s main buildings rise by four stories and the open-air ground level built in – increasing the capacity of the hospital by almost half.
“We will also upgrade and expand existing clinical and support areas including the emergency department, mental health, intensive care, endoscopy and coronary care units,” Power said.
“As well as the boost to healthcare services, the scale of the project meant there would be significant employment opportunities for local tradies and subcontractors, and into the future, more healthcare workers.
“The Queensland Government is focused on getting people back to work as part of the economic recovery from COVID-19, and this major project will support that through local jobs.”
Detailed design on the major expansion project began in May. A series of infrastructure upgrades will begin over the rest of the year with work to start on the main construction in 2021.
Construction for the maternity upgrade project is due to start September 2020.