6 August, 2023

Australia’s first satellite hospital opens in Caboolture

THE Caboolture Satellite Hospital has opened following a community open day on Monday, July 31.

Australia’s first satellite hospital opens in Caboolture - feature photo

The open day enabled locals to have a look inside Australia’s first satellite hospital, as Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk joined the guests at the Rowe Street facility.

The new facility contains a minor illness and injury clinic, which will provide free urgent care options for people who don’t need to visit an emergency department.

The facility, which will be open from 8am to 10pm each day, is equipped to treat simple fractures, sprains and strains, head injuries without loss of consciousness, and a range of other urgent conditions. There will also be on site medical imaging.

The Caboolture Satellite Hospital will also offer outpatient and community health services including oral health clinics, mental health services, a sleep studies service, and an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Hub.

A $377 million Satellite Hospital program is delivering seven facilities in south-east Queensland, with Caboolture the first one before others open in Bribie Island, Eight Mile Plains, Kallangur, Redlands, Ripley and Tugun later this year or next year.

Queensland’s Premier said rapidly growing communities like Caboolture needed free healthcare services that kept pace with their needs.

“I look forward to the remaining satellite hospitals coming online in the next 12 months, to the benefit of Queensland families,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

State Member for Morayfield, Mark Ryan, said “these new health services will make a significant difference to the many people who live in and around this community”.

State Member for Pumicestone, Ali King, said, “Our satellite hospitals will bring key hospital services closer to home, making a huge difference for people who would otherwise have to travel for urgent and outpatient care.”


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