EARTHWORKS for Mater’s new 80-bed, $85 million private hospital at Springfield are expected to start at the end of September.
This follows Ipswich City Council’s August approval of the master plan for the almost nine-hectare site.
Mater Private Hospital will be the first building to go up as part of this master plan. The hospital will be part of stage one of Springfield’s Health City.
The seven-level facility will include theatre space, inpatient wards, a day surgery unit and a cancer care centre, initially with a linear accelerator and 15 medical oncology treatment bays.
These will be further developed in a partnership between Mater and Radiation Oncology Queensland.
Mater Health Services chief executive officer Dr John O’Donnell said the hospital location had many advantages.