New Digital Hospital STARS building
Queensland’s first new digital hospital STARS is ready for business
Queensland’s new 182-bed “digital ready” hospital, Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS) is open, providing new and enhanced clinical care for South East Queensland.
Healthcare, including elective surgery, is now underway at STARS and is set to reduce patient wait lists and increase access to specialist treatment for approximately 100,000 Queenslanders each year.
STARS will be redefined by digital technology as well as extensive range of new and enhanced specialist services.
Executive Director of STARS Debbie McNamara said the new services will boost Metro North’s overall surgical capacity and will deliver an additional 12,000 gastroenterology procedures and 14,000 surgical procedures each year.
“This will help ease some of the pressure on acute hospitals by being able to treat patients in a planned environment,” Ms McNamara said.
“Patients who require complex rehabilitation and therapy needs will also benefit from the extensive rehabilitation care and day therapy that we provide, as well as in-house medical imaging services for x-rays, CT scans and MRIs.
“Existing Metro North rehabilitation and geriatric services from Geriatric and Rehabilitation Unit (GARU) and the Geriatric Evaluation and Management Service (GEM) have also relocated to STARS and our patients have settled in.
“Also, STARS welcomed our RBWH colleagues who relocated into STARS this month and have commenced specialist outpatient services for pain, rheumatology and dermatology in the new hospital.”
STARS is the first building to be completed as part of the $1.1 Billion Herston Quarter redevelopment being delivered by Australian Unity in partnership with Metro North.
Visit the STARS website and check out our video.