North West Private Hospital has completed its $55 million expansion after reaching capacity in 2019. The expansion, which caters for the ongoing population boom on Brisbane’s northside, will enable more complex procedures with new technological support.
The redevelopment will vastly increase the hospital’s capacity – from 101 to 150 beds, enlarging the infusion / oncology service from six to 10 chairs, increasing the number of theatres and procedure rooms from nine to 14 and including the commissioning of a new six-bed Intensive Care Unit.
North West Private Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Chris Murphy, said the development was great news for residents of Brisbane’s northern suburbs.
‘We are experiencing huge population growth in this region and being just nine kilometres from the CBD, North West Private provides an excellent choice for residents wanting world class private health facilities close to home.
‘This project not only expands and modernises our existing facilities, but also includes the construction of a new multistorey building including a new Day Rehabilitation Unit and Early Parenting Centre,’ Mr Murphy said.
The hospital can now provide further sound support in clinical decisions, surgical confidence and help enhance patient care.
The expansion also includes a new multi-storey carpark that will provide more than 350 free carparks to staff, patients, and visitors.
‘It was important to us to maintain free parking here at North West Private Hospital because it’s just one less thing patients and their families need to worry about – we’d rather they focus on their health,’ Mr Murphy said.
The hospital has also introduced the latest Stryker Advanced Imaging technology in two of their new operating theatres, a first for any hospital in Queensland.
‘These are the first theatres in Queensland to combine the market-leading technology of 4K fluorescence visualisation with an improved image process flow. It means the surgeon is able to visualise anatomy in a way they have not been able to before and will really enhance the patient’s experience,’ Mr. Murphy said.
This redevelopment means that Brisbane’s northside now has access to the state of the art, quality care in maternity, cancer care, orthopaedics, ophthalmology, paediatrics, plastic surgery, dermatology, and gastroenterology.