Caboolture Hospital is undergoing a major expansion and redevelopment to build a bigger and better hospital with more health services and carparking for the community by mid-2023.
The $399.5 million project will deliver a five-storey clinical services building that supports 130 new beds, a six-storey multi-storey carpark and a new stand-alone engineering and maintenance building.
The Caboolture Hospital redevelopment will provide the community with access to a modern health facility and new specialist healthcare services, meaning patients can be treated closer to home, reducing the need to travel to larger facilities for treatment.
The Caboolture Hospital Redevelopment includes:
- New main entry, café and visitor’s lounge
- New and expanded Emergency Department
- 10-bed Intensive Care Unit
- Six (representing two additional) operating theatres and four recovery spaces
- 10-bed Palliative Care Unit
- 14-bed Geriatric Evaluation and Management Unit
- Eight-bed Cardiac Care Unit
- Four-bed Chest Pain Assessment Unit
- 16-bed Medical Ward
- 32-bed Medical Ward
An eight-chair Day Chemotherapy Unit, which will provide chemotherapy and infusion services for cancer patients, is also being delivered.
The new clinical services building will sit between the existing hospital and McKean Street. It will include linkways (on Levels one (ground floor) and two) which connect the new building to the existing Caboolture Hospital, allowing patients, visitors and staff to easily move between the two buildings.
A significant refurbishment program will also be delivered to enhance and modernise targeted spaces within the existing hospital. The refurbishment program is expected to start in 2023 and be finished in 2024. It will include:
- enhanced and expanded Special Care Nursery with 15 bays
- Medical Day Unit
- expanded Medical Records, Pharmacy and Pathology
- a Medical Day Unit and relocated Self-Care Dialysis
A kitchen expansion project is also being delivered, which will support a new model of food service for patient meal management.
These exciting projects will see new facilities built and a refurbishment program that will enhance and modernise spaces within the existing hospital, including family-friendly spaces for patients and visitors.
Satellite hospital facilities are also being built at Rowe Street Caboolture and First Avenue at First Avenue on Bribie Island. They will deliver further healthcare services close to home for patients requiring non-urgent care.
Caboolture Hospital provides excellence in healthcare through:
- High Performance
Caboolture fast facts
In 2021, Caboolture’s 1,332 health professionals provided more than 273,000 occasions of service, including:
- more than 64,000 Emergency Department visits
- more than 157,000 specialist outpatient appointments and consultations for children and adults
- around 8,500 surgical interventions
- delivered more than 2,000 babies
- more than 41,700 inpatient admissions
Woodford Correctional Health Service
The Woodford Correctional Health Service (WCHS) aims to provide the best possible health care for people in prison. In doing so it seeks to assist people in prison to experience the best health possible, improve their well-being and future life prospects. By improving the health of people whilst in prison, it will contribute to improving the health of the wider community upon release.
The WCHS is a primary health model focused on enabling person-centred care to address specific health needs for incarcerated patients. Patients can complete a Health Service request to initiate health care and see a specific health care professional for their related needs. Referrals to each of the services is coordinated by the nursing team via a triage process and is monitored using the Hospital Based Corporate Information System (HBCIS).
Staff at the WCHS include Medical Officers (General Practitioners, Emergency Department Consultants, and Visiting Medical Officers), Nurse Practitioners (Primary Health, Mental Health, and Addiction Services) and Clinical & Registered Nurses.
The services include:
- Chronic Disease Management
- Comprehensive Care & Health Promotion
- Sexual Health & Men’s Health
- Blood Borne Virus
- Infection Control Immunisation
- Diabetes Mellitis Management
- Medication Management
- Pathology Collection
- Addiction Services
- Oral Health Dentist
- Prison Mental Health (coordinated through West Moreton Health)
The WCHS is staffed 24 hours per day and responds to all medical emergencies (Code Blue). Referral to the Metro North Virtual Emergency Department (VED) can occur when service demands require the additional support. All emergency transfers are conducted via Queensland Ambulance Service and non-life-threatening transfers are via Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) transport unit.
Patients that require ongoing care are referred to Caboolture Hospital with further referrals to other Metro North hospitals (dependant on the care needs of the patient).
Staff from the WCHS work closely with Queensland Correctional Services (QCS) to ensure safe and timely treatment of patients. The WCHS also work closely with QCS Offender Development to ensure that a coordinated level of care can be provided to high risk (self-harm/ mental health) patients.