St Andrew’s Ipswich Private Hospital has welcomed the opening of their new front entrance, multi-deck car park, new private rooms and an upgraded café as the $64 million project progresses.
The new 231 bay car park will provide convenient pedestrian and vehicle access to St Andrew’s new Front Reception and Day of Surgery Admissions area.
Hospital CEO, Ms Jude Emmer, commented that patients are greeted by a bright, spacious and welcoming foyer and reception area with a Spring-time feel; extending from a new level entry and patient drop off zone.
St Andrew’s new front entrance and car park is now accessible to the public via the Pring Street entry. Patients and guests are greeted by a car park attendant and concierge on arrival.
“We’re delighted to provide our patients with easy access to our hospital and to offer an aesthetically welcoming environment on arrival,” Ms Emmer said.
“Over the coming months we will see additional new services come online within our new building and we look forward to catering for the health care needs of the Ipswich and West Moreton Region.”
Existing wards have now relocated to the new tower and renovations have commenced in the much loved historic building.
The expansion of Coffee @ St. Andrew’s means visitors to the hospital can now purchase a variety of meals, snacks and beverages from a state-of-the-art coffee shop.
Patients and guests are encouraged to note that the St Andrew’s shuttle bus service between Limestone Park and the hospital ceased in April, in respect of the opening of the new car park.
Ms Emmer thanked the Ipswich community for their patience during the construction process.
“This service has been greatly appreciated by patients, visitors and hospital staff, and we are thankful for the continued patience that our patrons have shown us during the building of our new development.”
St Andrew’s Ipswich – Fast Facts
· St. Andrew’s will be host to the first Private Emergency Centre in the region, as well as..
· A new Intensive Care Unit
· 2 new theatres and sterilising department
· 81 new patient rooms; increasing total capacity from 97 to 178 beds
· A new Women and Children’s Services Ward with three new labour delivery suites, special care nursery, well baby clinic and children’s playroom
· A new redesigned Rehabilitation Unit with accompanying gymnasium and a
· Retail pharmacy
· The development project is on track for a mid-late August completion.
You can stay up to date with the redevelopment work under the multimillion dollar project by visiting www.standrewsipswich.com.au