Thursday, March 28, 2024


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CHARTING A NEW CHAPTER Sarina’s New Hospital Opens Next Week

As the final touches are put in place, Sarina's eagerly anticipated new hospital on Brewers Road is set to open its doors at noon on April 3.
Executive Director Terry Johnson acknowledged the seamless efforts of all involved, ensuring a smooth transition for patients, staff, and visitors. The recent Community Open Day drew a remarkable 230 attendees, with overwhelming positivity towards the state-of-the-art facility.
Construction finished in February and staff have been undergoing training in new digital technology. While preparations for the move from Hospital Street are in full swing, medical services are said to be continued uninterrupted.

Smiles from the dedicated ladies of Sarina Hospital Staff and Mackay Hospital Foundation. Excitement is brewing as the opening day nears! Photo Credit: Adam Sane.

Open Day For New Sarina Hospital Nears

Construction of the new Sarina Hospital has reached completion and preparations are now well underway for a move from 1 Hospital Street to the new site on Brewers Road.

Executive Director Public Health and Rural Services Terry Johnson said the Sarina project team, the Sarina Hospital team and others throughout Mackay Hospital and Health Service were working hard to ensure a safe transition for patients, staff, and visitors.

“This is an exciting time for our Sarina Hospital staff who have done an amazing job in preparing for this transition and also others across the health service who are busy making sure the many aspects of the new facility are in place,” Ms Johnson said.

“We are moving rapidly towards the operational date of 12noon on Wednesday 3 April at 47 Brewers Road.

“With construction completed in February, the final stages of commissioning include overseeing the fit-out of new equipment, finalising fittings and furnishings and staff continuing training and preparing for the new digital technology.”

Ms Johnson thanked all who attended the new Sarina Hospital Community Open Day held on Saturday, 23 March as well as the Sarina staff and the Mackay Hospital Foundation volunteers who provided assistance.

“The event attracted a fantastic response with around 230 people taking the opportunity to tour the hospital and chat to staff about the new facility,” she said.

“Feedback on the day was very positive and our community are looking forward to the opening of the new hospital.”

Medical care will be provided at the new hospital, 47 Brewers Road, from 12noon Wednesday 3 April 2024.

If you need medical care before this time, please go to 1 Hospital Street, Sarina.
The hospital’s phone number remains the same - (07) 4943 8777.

New Emergency department bays
Rehabilitation Gym
Ambulance Area
Outside View of the facility
Posing ladies of Mackay Hospital Foundation and Sarina Hospital Staff expressing their excitement!

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