New health facilities will be built in Doomadgee and Millmerran as part of a $1.038 billion investment in rural and remote health infrastructure.
Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Yvette D’Ath announced the new health facilities today to replace existing facilities in the two communities.
The Doomadgee Hospital and Community Health Centre and the Millmerran Multipurpose Health Service will both be tendered in early 2023, with completion scheduled for 2025.
The two projects form part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $1.038 billion Building Rural and Remote Health Program.
“The Building Rural and Remote Health Program is a demonstration of our commitment to ensuring all Queenslanders have access to world-class health care, no matter where they live,” Minister D’Ath said.
“The program focuses on the replacement of ageing hospitals around Queensland with new and improved healthcare facilities.
“The existing health facilities in Doomadgee and Millmerran have served their communities well but they are ageing and in need of replacement.
“The new facilities will deliver more contemporary clinical spaces, improving the patient and staff experience.”
The new Doomadgee Hospital and Community Health Centre will continue to provide 24-hour inpatient and accident and emergency care.
The models of care include clinical review and health education and promotion programs.
The Millmerran Multipurpose Health Service facility will comprise of an eight-bed inpatient unit, five-bed residential aged care space, and acute and non-acute spaces.
A replacement helipad will also be built on the site, with the existing pad making way for new facilities.
Minister D’Ath said the projects would also deliver economic benefits to Doomadgee and Millmerran.
“The construction program will provide local employment and training opportunities for local tradies, subcontractors and apprentices, as well as the local economic opportunities that come with investment in any community,” Minister D’Ath said.
“The Palaszczuk Government has a strong record of investing in new and improved rural and remote health facilities.
“The new hospitals we’ve built in Blackall, Roma and Kingaroy demonstrate our commitment to delivering quality health care for rural and remote Queenslanders.”
The Palaszczuk Government announced a record $23.6 billion health budget for 2022-23, and an additional $9.78 billion for capital works in our Queensland Health and Hospitals Plan which will deliver three new hospitals, 11 hospital expansions and a state-of-the-art Cancer Centre.
The Palaszczuk Government’s $1.038 billion Building Rural and Remote Health Program already includes the announcement of the following new health facilities:
- Bamaga Primary Healthcare Centre
- Blackwater Multipurpose Health Service
- Camooweal Primary Health Care Centre
- Charleville Healthwise Building
- Cow Bay Primary Health Centre
- Moranbah Hospital
- Morven Primary Health Care Centre
- Normanton Hospital
- Pormpuraaw Primary Health Care Centre
- St George Community and Allied Health Building
- Tara Hospital.