The Hon. Yvette D’Ath, Minister for Health and Ambulance Services (Qld), Media Release, 30 January 2023
Queensland Health has established a supplier panel of major construction companies to accelerate the delivery of three new hospitals and nine major hospital expansions under the Palaszczuk Government’s Queensland Health and Hospitals Plan.
- 12 construction companies have been shortlisted as potential tenderers for three new hospitals and nine major hospital expansions totalling more than $8 billion worth of capital works.
- These projects will deliver 1,980 additional beds across Queensland over the next six years, contributing to a total of 3,378 additional beds the Palaszczuk Government is delivering over the same period.
- In regional Queensland, works include new hospitals in Bundaberg and Toowoomba and major expansions of Townsville, Cairns and Mackay hospitals.
- In the South East, works include a new hospital in Coomera and six major expansions of Redcliffe, Ipswich, Logan, QEII, Princess Alexandra and Prince Charles hospitals.
Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Yvette D’Ath said the Palaszczuk Government’s new hospitals and major expansion projects were full steam ahead.
“Since the Queensland Health and Hospitals Plan announcement last year, Queensland Health has engaged in a robust and collaborative process with the construction sector to begin delivering the program,” the Minister said.
“The building contractor shortlist of 12 was established based on an expression of interest process and through Queensland Health’s broader engagement with industry.
“This engagement has meant the tender process to-date has been efficient, transparent and ultimately, competitive and fair.”
Minister D’Ath said the shortlisted contractors had already demonstrated their commitment to partnering with the government to deliver for growing communities across the state.
“Queensland Health has set high standards for the contractors, based on sound design principles that focus on people, place, value add and technology,” the Minister said.
“Successful tenderers will need to meet these standards as they finalise the designs, working in collaboration with the newly formed Health Capital Division in the Department of Health and in partnership with the local Hospital and Health Services.
“A level of standardisation across all hospital projects will not only ensure we have contemporary health facilities, but also aim to make the design, construction and operational stages more efficient.
“I look forward to working together to deliver better health services for all Queenslanders.
“The construction of these three new hospitals and nine major hospital expansions will also provide a significant economic boost and support local businesses, creating around 19,947 construction jobs.”
The tender process will run for up to 12 weeks depending on the scale of the projects, with contracts expected to be announced from April 2023.
The Queensland Health and Hospitals Plan also includes
- the new state-of-the-art Queensland Cancer Centre
- Expansions of the Hervey Bay and Robina hospitals
- the Accelerated Infrastructure Delivery Program focused on delivering additional beds in 2023 and 2024; and
- the Building Rural and Remote Health Program, as well as many other projects already under construction.
Queensland Health has now called for tender submissions from the shortlisted construction companies for the contracts on these projects:
For more information on the Queensland Health and Hospitals Plan, visit https://www.plan.health.qld.gov.au/