Sadly April 9th 2016 Brian Ginn, a staunch supporter of the building of the new hospital and a great member of our group, passed away. His greatest wish was to see the opening of Sunshine Coast University Hospital. Sadly this has not happened, but he certainly played a part in helping achieving this building and was able to see it’s near completion. Brian will be missed. RIP Maureen/ SCUHAG
SUNSHINE COAST UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL ACTION GROUP are one of the community groups chosen for GRILL’D KAWANA store.
GRILL’D serve great healthy burgers and support community groups each month.
When you eat there please remember your group SCUHAG and give us your support
Thanks also to Metronet IT
Overview 9th June 2016
The $1.8 billion Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) is a Queensland Government initiative to address the growing health service needs of the Sunshine Coast community.
The hospital will open with about 450 beds in April 2017, with ability to grow to more than 738 beds.
Sunshine Coast University Hospital will form part of the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service's (SCHHS) network of hospitals, which includes Nambour General Hospital, Caloundra Health Service, Gympie Hospital, Maleny Soldiers Memorial Hospital and a comprehensive range of community and primary health services.
The new public hospital is being delivered through a Public Private Partnership (PPP) contract with Exemplar Health, a consortium comprising Lendlease, Siemens and Capella Capital, with partners Spotless Facilities Services. This consortium will design, build and partially finance the public hospital as well as maintain it for 25 years. The public hospital is being developed as part of the 20-hectare Sunshine Coast Health Campus that will incorporate the hospital's Sunshine Coast Health Institute (SCHI), the collocated Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital, car parking facilities and opportunities for health-related commercial developments.
The hospital’s SCHI will provide dedicated spaces such as simulation suites, an auditorium and a library to enable health professionals and students to teach, undertake research and learn in one location.
The SCHI is a partnership between Queensland Health, SCHHS, University of the Sunshine Coast, TAFE Qld East Coast and a medical school provider.
There will be about 3500 car parking spaces on the campus, including two multi-storey car parks (P1 and P2) and a ground-level car park (P3). P1 will have more than 300 bicycle racks, with another 120 cycle spaces near the SCHI and end-of-trip facilities for staff, including showers and lockers.
The project is boosting the local economy through job creation and is a catalyst for local commercial and residential development in the surrounding area.
The new public facility will employ about 3000 staff when it opens in April 2017, increasing to about 4600 staff when services ramp up by 2021. This will include doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, administrative and operational staff.
For the latest news and information on SCUH, stay in touch through the official Queensland Health SCUH website at https://www.health.qld.gov.au/scuhospital or the Lendlease SCUH website at http://www.lendlease.com/scuh.
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Contact the program team: Phone: 07 5314 2700 Email: SCUHfirstname.lastname@example.org