Refurbished Emergency Department opened

Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Wednesday 30 April saw Queensland Health Minister The Honourable Stephen Robertson MP officially opening the newly refurbished Mater Adult Hospital and Emergency Department.

Completion of the extensively refurbished facility was a significant milestone in the redevelopment project and formed part of a $188 million project jointly funded by the Queensland Government and Mater Health Services.

Mater Adult Hospital is now equipped with new operating theatres and support areas, expanded day unit facilities, improved intensive care and coronary care units, increased medical record services and a new outpatient service.

The Emergency Department upgrades included an additional 14 bed short stay Medical Assessment Planning Unit (MAPU), Transit Lounge and Ambulance Forecourt, along with a new Specimen Collection and Preadmission Clinic.

Delivery of a new helipad on top of Mater Adult Hospital was also part of the refurbishment project, along with the replacement of the pedestrian bridge that links Mater Adult Hospital to Mater Private Hospital and Mater Hill car parks.

Speaking at the official opening, Mater Health Services CEO John O’Donnell said the improved facilities and access to Mater Adult Hospital would build on Mater’s commitment to exceptional health care and continue to provide Queenslanders with a wide range of specialist services.

Mater Adult Hospital’s Emergency Department sees an average of 30 000 people per year so it was important the redevelopment project was undertaken in careful stages to allow the hospital to remain functional throughout the process.

Our commitment to providing care did not cease despite the disruptions throughout the significant upgrade of the facility and now we are able to commit to delivering a greater level of services to our patients.

The hospital will also continue to provide public services in a range of clinical specialties with particular emphasis on gynaecology and gynae-oncology, medical oncology, chemotherapy and an increase in services for a range of medical and surgical conditions.

Dr John O’Donnell,
Mater Health Services CEO

Mater Adult Hospital features a 24-hour Emergency Department in addition to Intensive and Coronary Care, Day Surgery, Day Oncology, Day Hospice and busy Medical, Cancer and Surgical Units.

Key improvements

  • Relocation and refit of operating theatres and support areas.
  • Complete refit and expansion of the day unit facilities.
  • Complete refit and expansion of intensive care and coronary care.
  • Four-level extension to the current building towards Stanley Street providing additional medical record services and a new outpatient service.
  • Complete refit of kitchen facilities for the site and expansion of staff cafeteria facilities.
  • Increase to 14 bed spaces for the Medical Assessment Planning Unit (MAPU) and Emergency Department observation short stay beds and support facilities, with a new Specimen Collection and Preadmission Clinic adjacent to this area.
  • Refurbishment of inpatient wards.
  • New helipad on top of Mater Adult Hospital.
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