St Andrew’s Ipswich to open new front entrance, multi-deck car park and new private rooms
Apr 18, 2018
On Monday 23rd April 2018 St Andrew’s Ipswich Private Hospital will welcome the opening of their new front entrance,
multi-deck car park and new private rooms. The new 231 bay car park will provide convenient pedestrian and vehicle
access to St Andrew’s new Front Reception and Day of Surgery Admissions area.
Hospital CEO, Ms Jude Emmer, commented that patients will be greeted by a bright, spacious and welcoming foyer and reception area with a Spring-time feel; extending from a new level entry and patient drop off zone. St Andrew’s new front entrance and car park will be accessible to the public from 5:30am with entry via Pring Street. Patients and guests will be greeted by a car park attendant and concierge on arrival.
“We’re delighted to provide our patients with easy access to our hospital and to offer an aesthetically welcoming environment on arrival. Over the coming months we will see additional new services come online within our new building and we look forward to catering for the health care needs of the Ipswich and West Moreton Region.”
Throughout the week of the 23rd of April existing wards will relocate to the new tower and renovations will commence in the much loved historic building.
Completion of the development project is expected to occur in mid-late August. At this time St Andrew’s will welcome the region’s first Private Emergency Centre together with:
- A new Intensive Care Unit
- 2 new theatres and sterilising department
- 81 new patient rooms; increasing total capacity from 97 to 178 beds
- A new Women and Children’s Services Ward with three new labour delivery suites, special care nursery, well baby clinic and children’s playroom
- A new redesigned Rehabilitation Unit with accompanying gymnasium and a
- Retail pharmacy
Patients and guests are encouraged to note that St Andrew’s shuttle bus service between Limestone Park and the hospital will cease on the afternoon of Friday 20th April 2018, in respect of the opening of the new car park.
“This service has been greatly appreciated by patients, visitors and hospital staff, and we are thankful for the continued patience that our patrons have shown us during the building of our new development.”