Thursday, May 4, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Exciting news for Moranbah, with a $48.5 million tender awarded for Moranbah Hospital.
National company Hutchinson Builders has been awarded the massive tender to construct the improved Moranbah Hospital, which will include emergency department treatment spaces, improved medical imaging services and a helicopter landing pad.
This construction will replace the existing hospital and align multiple health services into one building.
The new hospital will increase the emergency department from six to 10 treatment spaces and provide patients with a CT scanner on the premise.
The tender was funded by the Palaszczuk Government’s progressive royalties regime and is expected to generate 100 construction jobs.
“Our government is committed to giving Queenslanders access to world-class health care no matter where they live,” said Minister for Health and Ambulance Services, Yvette D’Ath.
“This new $48.5 million Moranbah Hospital will deliver a brand new, state-of-the-art facility that will support residents and resources workers across the Bowen Basin.
“This facility will deliver greater flexibility in services provided and better equip the hospital to respond to emergency situations, such as mining incidents,” Minister D’Ath said.
Isaac Regional Council Mayor Anne Baker is excited for the new hospital.
“After years of advocacy I am thrilled to see the Moranbah Hospital tender has been awarded,” Mayor Baker said.
“I am eager for the construction to get underway so the planning can begin on a place based service model that will make a genuine difference to the lives of our community.”
“It’s only right that our royalties generated from great mining towns like Moranbah are reinvested in our resources communities, giving the community access to the healthcare they deserve,” Minister for Resources, Scott Stewart said.
“Building the new Moranbah Hospital will provide an important economic boost and create more than 100 construction jobs,” said Julieanne Gilbert, Assistant Minister for Health and Regional Health Infrastructure.
Construction for the new hospital is expected to be complete by June 2025.
Hutchinson Builders to construct new Moranbah Hospital