St Stephens Hospital
St Stephens Hospital commenced works in January 2013 to construct 4 new multi-storey buildings and a extension to an existing building. St Stephens Hospital will be the first Australian digital hospital and will be the biggest development ever built on the Fraser Coast.
PBS is contracted to complete bulk and detail civil works, footings, ground floor slabs and boulder retaining walls of the hospital. The total area of the site is 32,000m2 and there will be 14,000m2 of concrete floor area once constructed.
As well as being the country’s first hospital to use a state-of-the-art digital system for medical records and equipment, the new facility will have five operating theatres, six renal dialysis treatment bays, six oncology treatment bays, and will also provide acute care.
The e-health system will include portals for patients, the community and medical staff, and will link to other parts of the health system including Hervey Bay’s public hospital, medical practitioners, universities and diagnostic providers for radiology and pathology.
Keys to the St Stephen’s Regional Hospital are expected to be handed over in August next year, to allow for testing of the new systems ahead of a September 2014 opening date.