$51 million for Queensland health
The federal government has announced a $51 million injection for infrastructure, capital projects and projects to improve clinical education in Queensland’s health sector.
Minister for Health and Ageing, Nicola Roxon, announced the first 20 projects with funding totalling $26,590,132 for clinical training infrastructure, including new training facilities at Universities, hospitals and health care facilities, as well as new equipment such as simulation equipment, dental chairs and video conferencing facilities.
Ms. Roxon said that fifty percent of the projects would deliver new infrastructure in rural and regional areas.
The 20 projects announced by Ms. Roxon are as follows
- $3,055,026 for the refurbishment of a building to support expanded clinical training placements at Mater Misericordiae Health Services Brisbane Ltd
- $912,125 for extension of existing education centre at The Wesley campus with training rooms
- $1,237,500 for the design and construction of an additional floor on an existing building within the Wesley Hospital complex to support expanded clinical training placements The University of Queensland
- $12,000 for the construction of agarage to house ambulance vehicles to support increased clinical training placements at the University of Queensland
- $165,000 for fit-out of existing space at The Sunshine Clinical School to provide tutorial, examination space and work stations at The University of Queensland
- $220,000 to establish and/or expand training hubs at a number of different rural hospitals and general practices at the University of Queensland
- $2,790,000 to purchase student accommodation at a number of different rural sites the University of Queensland
- $240,240 for construction of two clinical training rooms on site at Churches of Christ Aged Care facility in Caloundra at the University of the Sunshine Coast
- $367,720 for construction of a primary health care training facility within the precinct of the Main St Medical Centre for the Trustee for Potter Family Discretionary Trust
- $4,784,640 for the renovation of existing building at Cairns and Hinterland Health Service District to create an integrated education and training facility.
- $2,948,000 for the construction of a clinical training facility at Toowoomba.
- $35,954 for the refurbishment of a tutorial room at Wesley Hospital
- $135,250 for refurbishment of an existing residential property at 83 Woondooma Street, Bundaberg to support expanded clinical training placements
- $67,896 for refurbishment of two consulting suites at the Friendly Society Private Hospital to support increased clinical training placements
- $34,503 for refurbishment of an area to provide a dedicated common room/study area for students at the Friendly Society Private Hospital
- $50,000 for fit out of tutorial rooms and offices for students and staff based at Cairns Private Hospital
- $984,960 for the construction of an additional floor to an existing building at Mater Mackay to house tutorial, simulation and study spaces. $
- $6,163,500 for the construction of four dental clinical training hubs in North Queensland which will each consist of a pod of four chairs.
- $1,458,860 for the extension of lecture/tutorial space and relocation of skills laboratory at the Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health.
- $926,958 for the construction of 10 bed student accommodation in Mount Isa.