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Nambour Hospital ED temporarily moves as works commence

November 22, 2022 8:49 am in by

The Emergency Department at Nambour General Hospital will be relocating to a temporary location while the current department is being refurbished.

The public entrance point will move, but will remain in close proximity to the existing entrance and will be well sign-posted.

“Patients who need to present to the Emergency Department at Nambour just need to follow all directional signage. Parking will remain the same, with an additional patient drop off point provided near the new entry,” Director of Corporate Governance and Contracts Troy Kenny says.

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“It’s also important the public understand the Emergency Department at Nambour will continue to operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week as usual and will not be closed during the relocation.”

Clinical Director of the Emergency Department Dr Dan Bitmead says it will be business as usual at the busy emergency department.

“More than fourteen thousand patients attended this Emergency Department from July to September this year. This important service will continue to be available to the community throughout the redevelopment and relocation.”

The refurbishment is part of the hospital’s $86 million Redevelopment Project, which commenced in 2019.

It will increase the bed capacity at Nambour by 35 per cent by 2031, to better service the growing health needs of the Sunshine Coast.

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The redevelopment at the existing hospital includes:

  • Increased capacity of emergency care
  • More beds for mental health patients
  • Increased capacity of wards for surgical and medical patients
  • A new same day rehabilitation unit
  • A new purpose-built space for the renal dialysis unit
  • Relocation and refurbishment of cancer care services, including same day medical infusions and chemotherapy
  • A new central sterilising unit
  • A new courtyard and drop off zone located near the emergency department
  • A new kitchen.

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