New health facilities will be built in Doomadgee and Millmerran as part of a $1.038 billion investment in rural and remote health infrastructure, the Queensland Government has announced.
State Minister for Health and Ambulance Services, Yvette D’Ath (pictured) said the new health facilities would replace existing facilities in the two communities.
The Doomadgee Hospital and Community Health Centre and the Millmerran Multipurpose Health Service will both be tendered in early 2023, with completion scheduled for 2025.
“The Building Rural and Remote Health Program is a demonstration of our commitment to ensuring all Queenslanders have access to world-class health care, no matter where they live,” Minister D’Ath said.
“The program focuses on the replacement of ageing hospitals around Queensland with new and improved healthcare facilities.
“The existing health facilities in Doomadgee and Millmerran have served their communities well but they are ageing and in need of replacement.
“The new facilities will deliver more contemporary clinical spaces, improving the patient and staff experience.”
She said the new Doomadgee Hospital and Community Health Centre will continue to provide 24-hour inpatient and accident and emergency care.
The models of care include clinical review and health education and promotion programs.
The Millmerran Multipurpose Health Service facility will comprise of an eight-bed inpatient unit, five-bed residential aged care space, and acute and non-acute spaces.
A replacement helipad will also be built on the site, the Minister confirmed
Ms D’Ath said the projects would also deliver economic benefits to Doomadgee and Millmerran.
“The construction program will provide local employment and training opportunities for local tradies, subcontractors and apprentices, as well as the local economic opportunities that come with investment in any community.”