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About us

The Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS) is the newest healthcare facility for Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS).

Our purpose

At STARS, we are passionate about our patients, our community and our people.

Individualised care and humanity are the heart of everything we do, by providing safe, quality and tailored clinical care for patients.

STARS is a specialist rehabilitation and surgical service focussed on providing individualised care and exceptional health outcomes now and into the future, building on Metro North’s commitment to a Value Based Healthcare culture. Operations will ramp-up for STARS from early 2021.

Our care

The facility is designed to provide a range of new and expanded healthcare services to:

  • Increase access to specialist rehabilitation services, elective surgery and endoscopy services
  • Reduce the number of sub-acute rehabilitation patients being treated in acute beds
  • Meet the growing demand for specialist rehabilitation services
  • Ensure more patients have access to services within clinically recommended timeframes
  • Reduce patient wait times for specialist rehabilitation and elective surgery and endoscopy services.

With 100 beds for rehabilitation, STARS is set to become one of the largest specialist rehabilitation services in the southern hemisphere.

Low complexity, elective, short stay surgical procedures will be available across a range of targeted speciality areas:

  • Ears, Nose and throat (ENT)
  • General surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Urology

Our team

Meet our dedicated executive team.

Our partnerships and collaborative community

MNHHS and The University of Queensland (UQ) formally established the to embed education and research with clinical care in STARS.

Located at the Herston Health Precinct, STARS is part of a collaborative community home to more than 30 health facilities, medical research institutes, universities and organisations. The Precinct is made up of 13,000 clinical and non-clinical staff, scientists, researchers and students, working together to deliver excellence in health.

STARS Location Map

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Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS)

296 Herston Rd

Phone: (07) 3647 7111


A summary of the healthcare services that will be at STARS is below.

Level 3 Rehabilitation Gym and Therapy Area

Level 3 Rehabilitation Gym and Therapy Area

Rehabilitation services

  • 100 rehabilitation beds:
    • 60 general rehabilitation beds (30 existing beds transferring from the Geriatric and Rehabilitation Unit (GARU) and 30 new beds)
    • New specialist rehabilitation services comprising a 20-bed acquired brain injury unit and a 20-bed specialist rehabilitation unit
  • 1310m2 day and inpatient therapy spaces
  • 28-bed Geriatric Evaluation and Management Service (GEMS) ward (transferring from RBWH)
  • Onsite Rehabilitation Engineering Centre
1310m Therapy space
100-182 beds for rehabilitation
Level 2 Surgery Stage 2 Recovery Area

Level 2 Surgery Stage 2 Recovery Area

Surgical and specialist outpatient services

  • Surgical and endoscopy procedure centre
    • Seven operating theatres
    • Three endoscopy rooms
    • Recovery spaces
  • 28-bed short stay surgical inpatient unit
  • Supported by anaesthetics and medical imaging
  • Specialist outpatient services
    • Surgery
    • Endoscopy
    • Rehabilitation
    • Tess Cramond Pain and Research Centre
    • Dermatology
    • Rheumatology
7 operating theatres
3 Endoscopy rooms
Level 5 Single Inpatient Room with Ensuite

Level 5 Single Inpatient Room with Ensuite

Other services

  • 26-bed ward for future growth
  • Medical Imaging
  • Pharmacy
  • Sterilising services
  • Satellite Pathology service
  • Patient support services
Level 4 Courtyard for staff, patients and visitors

Level 4 Courtyard for staff, patients and visitors

Building features

  • Internal landscaped courtyard for patients, visitors, families and staff
  • Connection to the existing level six skybridge walkway
  • Approx. 450 car parking spaces for staff, patients and visitors
  • Plaza level with adjoining outdoor eating and open spaces, as well as connections with Herston Quarter and associated retail and amenities.

See some of our artist impressions

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