Mater Private Hospital Springfield

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Stage one of Mater Private Hospital Springfield is an 80-bed hospital built within Health City at Springfield Central. The 10 000 m² facility will include a cancer care centre, four operating theatres, inpatient wards, a day surgery unit and medical imaging.

Mater Health Services has a master plan for the hospital precinct within Health City Springfield Central, a 52-hectare health and wellness precinct, which incorporates a number of expansion stages which will be rolled out to meet the demands of the region.



Mater Health Services is a not-for-profit healthcare organisation which has been providing exceptional care to the Queensland community for more than 100 years.

Mater comprises several hospitals, health centres, a world-class medical research institute, as well as pathology and pharmacy services all with one aim—to provide Exceptional Care.

Greater Springfield is the largest master planned city in Australia and as the population grows, so too will the need for healthcare. There is currently no hospital in the local area and residents presently travel to Ipswich and Brisbane to receive treatment.

Mater Health Centre Brookwater, located within the Woolworths Brookwater Village Shopping Centre, opened its doors in February 2013. Mater Private Hospital Springfield will be an extension of these health services for the Greater Springfield community.

Mater Private Hospital Springfield is a private hospital however Mater has recognised the need of providing hospital services to local patients without private health insurance. Mater Health Services has entered into an agreement to treat 4800 public patients each year at Mater Private Hospital Springfield.

Mater is working with the Queensland Government’s West Moreton-Oxley and Metro South Hospital and Health Services to determine which local public patients will gain access to Mater Private Hospital Springfield. There is no direct entry and a GP cannot refer a public patient for treatment at Mater Private Hospital Springfield. Mater has a master plan for the hospital precinct within Health City Springfield Central, incorporating a number of expansion stages which will be rolled out to meet the growing healthcare needs of the Greater Springfield community.

Stage one of the hospital will providea range of general medical and surgical services, as well as a cancer care centre. The facility will include four operating theatres, inpatient wards, a day surgery unit, medical imaging, and allied health services.

Mater's Cancer Care Centre Springfield will provide patients radiotherapy and day oncology services.

On opening, the surgical and medical services at the hospital will include: General Medicine; Medical Oncology; Radiation Oncology; Rehabilitation; Respiratory; Ear, Nose and Throat; Gastroenterology; General Surgery; Gynaecology; Ophthalmology; Dermatology, Oral and Maxillofacial; Orthopaedics; Plastics and Urology.

Mater understands that both emergency and maternity departments are important services for the community. As the population of Greater Springfield grows, Mater Health Services will consider a range of services, all with the aim of providing exceptional healthcare to the Greater Springfield community.

 

The total cost to build stage one of Mater Private Hospital Springfield is $85 million. Mater Health Services Board of Directors has committed $63.6 million towards delivering a new private hospital for the community which will be enhanced by a further $21.4 million to build Mater's Cancer Care Centre Springfield funded by the Federal Government. This facility will be run as a strategic alliance between Radiation Oncology Queensland and Mater Health Services.

Patients with private health insurance have limited waiting times to receive treatment in a private hospital and they have the opportunity to choose their medical specialist. Patients who do not have private health insurance are treated according to Queensland Health’s waiting lists and are unable to choose their doctor.

Mater is working with the Queensland Government’s West Moreton-Oxley and Metro South Hospital and Health Services to determine which local public patients will gain access to Mater Private Hospital Springfield. There is no direct entry and a GP cannot refer a public patient for treatment at Mater Private Hospital Springfield. Mater has a master plan for the hospital precinct within Health City Springfield Central, incorporating a number of expansion stages which will be rolled out to meet the growing healthcare needs of the Greater Springfield community.

Mater is committed to stage two of the hospital however, it will involve considerable planning and engagement with stakeholders. Mater is currently working with Queensland Health and the West Moreton-Oxley and Metro South Hospital and Health Services on the development of stage two. Mater will consider future stages to meet the growing healthcare needs of the Greater Springfield community.

 

For any enquiries regarding Mater Private Hospital Springfield please email buildingworks@mater.org.au.