Queensland’s investment in healthcare aims to attract more retirees to the state. Being close to appropriate health care is an important consideration for those retiring to Queensland. Hospitals that can deliver in-patient care within short travelling distances offer convenience and reassurance to family members and loved ones.
Queensland’s Satellite Hospital Program
Queensland Government’s recent $265 million investment in healthcare is delivering seven new satellite hospitals to South East Queensland.
The facilities are designed to support major hospitals by providing the option to access healthcare for minor injuries and illness within the patient’s own local community.
Why are these convenient for retirees?
Each hospital will meet the needs of its local community by offering services which may include:
- Complex wound management
- Renal dialysis
- Care for minor injuries and illnesses
Which areas miss out?
The focus for the Satellite Hospital Program has been on South East Queensland. Areas to the west, central, and northern Queensland have not been included in this round of development, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be the focus of Queensland’s investment in healthcare in the future. For now, healthcare in regional Queensland could still involve long journeys for treatment and a potential shortage of medical professionals.
If you are retiring to Queensland and want access to modern healthcare facilities, these are the locations to consider.
The Bribie Island Satellite Hospital site covers approximately 1.6 hectares at 65-101 First Avenue, Bongaree.
Bribie Island provides easy access to the all the wonders of the Sunshine Coast. Learn more about the Sunshine Coast property market here.
Pine Rivers (Kallangur)
The Pine Rivers Satellite Hospital will be located at 159-163 Dohles Rocks Road, Kallangur.
Pine Rivers is in the beautiful Moreton Bay region. Find out what makes the Moreton Bay Region popular with investors here.
Eight Mile Plains
Eight Mile Plains will be home to the Brisbane South Satellite Hospital, located on 1.5 hectares at 59-65 Levington Road.
The Eight Mile Plains area is popular with families due to its parklands and leafy appeal.
The Caboolture Satellite Hospital will be built on 1.5 hectares at 15 Rowe Street, Caboolture.
Caboolture is a thriving area with easy access to Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast by train and road.
Tugun on the Gold Coast
The Gold Coast Satellite Hospital will be located on 1.4 hectares at 57 Boyd Street, Tugun.
If you would like to retire to the Gold Coast, this article will tell you what you need to know about the Gold Coast property market.
Ripley near Ipswich
The Ipswich Satellite Hospital will be part of a health precinct within the 2.7-hectare site at 7005 Barrams Road, South Ripley.
Ipswich is the oldest provincial city in Queensland and retains much of its historic charm. Find out more here.
The Redland Satellite Hospital is part of the Weinam Creek Priority Development and will be built on 1.4 hectares at 22-28 Meissner Street, Redland Bay.
If you like the idea of retiring to an island lifestyle, the Southern Moreton Bay Islands link to Redland Bay by ferry.
Construction of all satellite hospitals is scheduled to be completed in 2023, providing access to modern healthcare facilities for retirees from late 2023/early 2024 onwards.