New renal and oncology facilities open at Redcliffe Hospital
Oncology and renal health services at Redcliffe Hospital have been transformed with an $8.1 million investment in state-of-the-art health care facilities across three floors of the Moreton Bay Integrated Care Centre (MBICC).
Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick officially opened the new facilities for Cancer Care Services and Kidney Health Services at the hospital today.
“Redcliffe Hospital provides health care services to a rapidly growing part of South East Queensland, and we are committed to ensuring that health infrastructure keeps pace with that growth,” Mr Dick said.
MBICC will allow enhanced treatment of patients, closer to home, especially those requiring long term care for conditions such as kidney disease and cancer.
Attorney-General and Member for Redcliffe Yvette D’Ath said Cancer Care and Kidney Health Services had previously shared a wing on level six of the hospital tower.
“Now, each service has its own floor in the Moreton Bay Integrated Care Centre, sharing a third floor dedicated to outpatient clinics and patient education,” she said.
“Along with providing better access for patients, the new facilities also make the important work of Redcliffe’s nursing, pharmacy, and clinical staff easier as well.”
Kidney Health Services at Redcliffe Hospital are provided in conjunction with Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, with around 120 treatments per week to patients.
Redcliffe Hospital’s Cancer Care Services treats between 150 and 200 patients per week, and provides more than 250 outpatient appointments as well.
Metro North Hospital and Health Service Chief Executive Shaun Drummond said the new facilities represented a significant investment in modernising health care services at Redcliffe and improving the quality of care that the hospital provides to its community.
“Now that these services have moved to their new facilities in MBICC, the hospital can move forward with other infrastructure modernisation, which includes plans for a new 26-bed ward on level 6 of the hospital tower,” Mr Drummond said.