We are an iconic provider of hospital-based healthcare, striving to deliver an exceptional standard of care
We comprise several hospitals, health centres, a nationally accredited education provider and a world-class research institute
We are a nationally accredited, hospital-based Registered Training Organisation - the only one of its kind in Queensland
We are part of a collaborative research institute with The University of Queensland and founding partner of the Translational Research Institute
We deliver this through the provision of world-leading healthcare – inside hospitals, in people’s homes and in the community, including targeted services for refugee and First Nations communities.
Addressing unmet health needs is central to Mater’s mission and was the driving force behind Mater’s decision to build the first hospital in the master-planned community of Springfield in 2015. The proposed Stage 2 expansion of the hospital will meet the current and future health needs of the rapidly growing Western Corridor and provides the State Government with a number of significant advantages over other options for delivering hospital services in the region.
The expansion will deliver the following infrastructure:
Mater's approach to future healthcare will remain deeply connected to Mater's proud heritage and Mission. We continue to collaborate with stakeholders and partners to conduct further detailed planning that will help guide our plans for the site and are hosting a range of opportunities to engage with our community.
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On Monday 31 May 2021, the Palaszczuk Government annouced that they will partner with Mater to deliver a new 174 bed public hospital in Springfield to cater for the rapidly growing population in the Greater Ipswich region.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the new Mater Hospital Springfield, an expansion on the current private hospital, would also include an Emergency Department, an Intensive Care Unit, Maternity service and more procedural areas.
Greater Ipswich is one of Australia’s fastest growing regions, with an ever-increasing demand for public health services. The population in the Western Metropolitan Corridor is projected to grow by 37 per cent by 2031, which is 11 per cent higher than the state population growth.
It is anticipated that an extra 100,000 people will call Springfield and Ripley Valley region home in the next five years. This means we need to invest now to create the beds we know we need in the future.
The new Mater Hospital Springfield will be co-located at the existing 95-bed Mater Private Hospital Springfield. As announced by the Palaszczuk Government on 31 May 2021, the State Government will provide an initial $177 million in funding in the next budget for the care of public patients. This partnership will mean more than $1 billion investment by the Queensland Government over the next decade.
Construction is expected to be completed late 2025.
Mater Private Hospital Springfield will continue to operate as normal while construction is underway.
This project alone will create more than 700 jobs during construction and more than 1,000 new frontline health jobs once operational.
The expanded Mater Hospital Springfield will operate under an integrated operating model, delivering healthcare services to both public and private services within the single facility.
Mater has a long history of successfully partnering with the State Government to provide public hospital services for Queenslanders. This partnership enables Mater to continue delivering high quality, compassionate care to those in need.
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