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25th September 2023

• A $2.8 million investment in infrastructure will commence at the Maleny Soldiers Memorial Hospital in late September
• External works are expected to commence in late September with internal works starting in November
• We are working with clinical teams to lessen the impact on our patients during construction.

The Minister for Health, Mental Health, and Ambulance Services has today announced that construction is due to begin on the Maleny Soldiers Memorial Hospital from late September.

The Palaszczuk Government has invested $2.8 million to upgrade infrastructure at the Maleny Soldier’s Memorial Hospital and improve the patient experience for the Maleny community.

To carry out the works, some ward beds will be temporarily relocated to Nambour General Hospital to ensure patient comfort and safety.

The Sunshine Coast Health Assets and Infrastructure team has been working with clinical teams to ensure the least possible impact to patients, and to allow the completion of the works as quickly as possible.

The emergency department and specialist outpatients will remain open for the duration of the works.

External construction works are expected to begin in September, with internal works planned to start in November.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Health, Mental Health and Ambulance Services Shannon Fentiman:

“We know that the Maleny region is growing, and these works will ensure the facility and its health care workers can continue to deliver the best health care possible.

“These works form part of the largest infrastructure expansion program ever undertaken by a Queensland Government to deliver an investment in health for our communities.

“This $2.8 million investment will see a significant infrastructure uplift including internal and external works, a new mechanical plant, and a new roof.

“I am proud to be part of a government that continues to deliver on its infrastructure commitments and supports the delivery of world-class health care, no matter where people live.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Nicklin Robert Skelton:

“We welcome those who will be temporarily relocated to Nambour General Hospital whilst these works are underway.

“It’s great to see our government delivering the infrastructure our health care workers need to continue providing residents in the area with the best possible care.”

Quotes attributable to Sunshine Coast Health Senior Director Capital Assets and Infrastructure Andrew Leggate:

“The Maleny Soldiers Memorial Hospital opened its doors to patients in October 1920 and has had a number of extensions and renovations over the years,” Mr Leggate said.

“During this time, we will also take the opportunity to upgrade IT capability in readiness for the integrated electronic medical records (ieMR) project.

“I want to thank our dedicated Sunshine Coast Health clinicians and Maleny community for their patience during the works.”

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