Helping create a new wave of health care

Friday, 27 June 2008

In 2008 Mater Health Services signed on as a key player in the creation of a futuristic “health city” that is set to revolutionise the community health landscape in Australia.

Joining forces with The University of Queensland, Churches of Christ Care and the Springfield Land Corporation, Mater will help develop a comprehensive health and wellness precinct in the heart of one of Queensland’s fastest growing cities, Greater Springfield.

Springfield Health City will be a one-stop health and wellness destination that will sit alongside education, retail and business precincts.

Springfield Health City is set to take a complete and modern approach to health care delivery, integrating medical services, hospital facilities, consulting and specialist services, allied health, aged care, retirement, hotel accommodation, education and research facilities.

Stage One of the development, which is planned to open late 2010, will include a “Primary Care and Life Centre” and Aged Care facilities that provide:

  • general practice care
  • day surgery care
  • wellness/prevention/fitness services
  • access to allied health specialties
  • specialist medical services
  • ambulatory services
  • medical imaging
  • pathology
  • pharmacy
  • oral health and dental services
  • renal dialysis
  • optometry services
  • community health care.

The plan for Springfield Health City has been based on research by world-renowned Harvard Medical International (HMI) after broad consultation with the federal and state government, universities (including UQ, QUT, USQ, and Griffith), public and private hospitals, the AMA, healthcare professionals and professional bodies, other health service leaders, key stakeholders and the community.

Mater CEO Dr John O’Donnell said the signing of an agreement of intent with Springfield Land Corporation will result in a valuable extension of services into this fast growing region.

Springfield Health City will provide services for a greater population catchment of 132 000, with the future greater catchment expected to rise to 236 000 by 2021.

    Springfield Health City

To ensure we continue our commitment to meet the health care needs of the community, Mater has developed business strategies which address the issues of financial, social and environmental sustainability.

This website has been developed in accord with these strategies, and is the accompaniment to a summary document printed on recycled paper.