WELCOME TO SUNSHINE COAST UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Sunshine Coast University Hospital will be a tertiary teaching hospital, servicing the Sunshine Coast region, as the hub in an integrated network of accessible healthcare.
The hospital will open with approximately 450 beds in April 2017 with the remaining capacity expected to be commissioned by 2020/21, which will see all 738 beds utilised. The hospital has been planned to allow further expansion up to a total of 900 beds. To find out more about the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, click here.
Wetland Management Plan
The new Sunshine Coast University Hospital site is located within 100m of wetlands of high ecological value. For the project to meet its commitment to achieve a Green Star rating, the Sunshine Coast University Hospital team has worked with the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) to develop a series of measures to ensure these wetlands are protected during the construction and operation on the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. The details of the measures proposed can be seen in full in the Wetland Management Plan.
Sub-contractors and suppliers
The Sunshine Coast University Hospital Project is near completion and most contractors have mobilised their workforce. As the site has reached peak workforce activity, job opportunities with on-site contractors have reduced to a point where it is no longer sustainable for The Work Shop to continue offering their service.
Opportunities for Sunshine Coast jobseekers are positive with many large infrastructure projects occurring now and in coming years such as the Oceanside Health Precinct (including residential and commercial development), Sunshine Coast Airport upgrade, the light rail project and the new city centre in Maroochydore.
For information on local employment and training opportunities please refer to www.myworkshop.net.au/news/employment-training-opportunities-2
Lend Lease, as a member of the Exemplar Health consortium, are working with Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service in the design and construction of the $1.8 billion Sunshine Coast University Hospital project. Sunshine Coast University Hospital is being delivered as a Public Private Partnership (PPP) and will open with about 450 beds in April 2017 and grow to 738 beds by 2021.