RANBURY HELPS IMPROVE HEALTH SERVICE FACILITIES ON SUNSHINE COAST
Ranbury was engaged by Queensland Health to project manage the delivery of the $30M Sunshine Coast University Hospital Service Transition project.
The Service Transition enabled an early expansion of health services in anticipation of the $2B, tertiary Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) opening in late 2016, to assist in managing growing demand and the early provision of more complex services on the Sunshine Coast.
The delivery of the Service Transition facilities have assisted the Sunshine Coast Health and Hospital Service (HHS) meet growing demand and reversing patient flow to Brisbane for a range of services either not previously available or with long waiting times.
The facilities provided included:
- Nambour Hospital – refurbishment of the existing Ward 3E in Block 6 to provide for a vascular procedural suite, a cardiac catheter laboratory, and a dedicated endoscopy suite
- Caloundra Health Service – expansion of the Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM) to provide for 21 treatment spaces by creating a 5 bed fast track zone, reconfiguring the existing 10 treatment bays and 2 observation bays to provide bays of an appropriate size, and extending the DEM by constructing additional treatment bays. The transition works also delivered a mobile “stat” lab, providing onsite pathology services on a 7 days per week basis for basic testing
Facility outcomes delivered by Ranbury have assisted to meet growing health service demand for a range of services either not previously available or with long waiting times.
The procedural suites delivered at Nambour enabled:
- The establishment of a local public cardiology service to mitigate patient flows to Brisbane and facilitate sufficient transition time to allow a fully credentialed service in 2016 (SCUH opening)
- A dedicated vascular procedural suite to mitigate flows to Brisbane and free up capacity in the Nambour theatres for other surgery
- A dedicated endoscopy suite to reduce local waiting lists and free up capacity in the Nambour theatres for other surgery
- The attraction and retention of specialists to the HHS
The new facilities at Caloundra achieved:
- Increased bed capacity
- Expansion of DEM treatment spaces
- Improved access to diagnostics
- An expanded Caloundra workforce as well as an optimised and networked Caloundra-Nambour capacity
Facilities delivered to meet growing and
new health service demand