The Baillie Henderson in Toowoomba North has been announced as the preferred site for a new Toowoomba Hospital.
Today the State Government earmarked $9 million for the detailed design phase of the new project.
Premier Anastacia Palaszczuk said the project’s much needed.
“The detailed design, which is expected to be developed over the next 18 months, will include a full master plan of the site.”
Darling Downs Health Board Chair Mr Mike Horan AM says today’s announcement was tremendous news.
“Having a site that is 75 hectares, or around 180 acres in size, directly adjacent to the Second Toowoomba Range Crossing, provides endless opportunities for a master-planned facility, which we envisage as not just a hospital, but as a health precinct to rival anything in the world.”
“In the mean-time I would like to say a special thank you to our staff at Toowoomba Hospital.”
“We are operating at capacity almost all the time, and the growth within our region means there is ever increasing demand for our services as the principal referral hospital for the Darling Downs, Southern Downs, inner Western Downs and South Burnett.”
“In the face of this our staff continue to perform at levels which help to maintain our position as one of the best performing health services in the state, and that is something we are very proud of.”