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Sunshine Coast Regional Council- Health Case study on Medicine On Second

Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing

As part of the population boom, the Sunshine Coast has seen an increase in retirees relocating to the area for its quality of life. This growth has encouraged the development of state-of-the-art aged care services along with extensive medical facilities and supporting infrastructure. The region is serviced by four public hospitals and five private hospitals. To meet the needs of an emerging population the planned $1.97 billion Sunshine Coast University Hospital will further enhance the Sunshine Coast as a location for medical facilities or services, business and innovation.

Key facts

Major activities include 96 additional beds to become available at Nambour General Hospital by 2011 and the Sunshine Coast University Hospital is planned to open in 2016 with 450 inpatient beds, expanding to 738 inpatient beds by 2021/22.

http://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/addfiles/documents/business/case_study_medicine_on_second.pdf