The Fraser Coast community is invited to the first public viewing of St Stephen’s Hospital Hervey Bay on Saturday 27 September from 2pm – 4pm.
The event will be held at the main hospital site and will provide an opportunity for local people to visit the new $96 million facility, learn more about its ehealth technology and meet with the dedicated staff who deliver healthcare to patients every day.
General Manager of St Stephen’s Hospital, Deb Boyd, said the event will provide a great opportunity for the community to see Australia’s first fully-integrated digital hospital in a regional area.
“We are enormously proud of this hospital and excited that our vision is almost a reality,” Mrs Boyd said.
“We have been working very hard to ensure this hospital is world class and can’t wait for the community to see the facility in person before the first patients are admitted on 13 October.
“I personally look forward to welcoming the community on the day so they can view the hospital and be part of something truly historic for our local area,” she said.
During the Open Day, guests can sign in for a guided tour at the front entrance of the hospital – small groups of 10 will depart regularly and will be able to enter the facility and have questions answered by one of the dedicated staff or volunteers.
The state-of-the-art ‘hospital of the future’ has been supported by the Federal Government’s Health and Hospitals Fund, which is providing $47 million towards the estimated $96 million construction and ehealth costs.
Stage one of the St Stephen’s Hospital in Hervey Bay includes 96 inpatient beds. This will be expanded to 180 beds in stage two.
As part of UnitingCare Health, St Stephen’s Hospital is a not-for-profit private healthcare provider owned by the Uniting Church and is the only not-for-profit provider of private hospital services on the Fraser Coast.
Date: Saturday 27 September
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Where: St Stephen’s Hospital, 1 Medical Place, Hervey Bay