More for The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Construction of a purpose-built clinical services building commenced in 2020-21, as part of the ongoing $314 million redevelopment project at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH).

The new Clinical Services Building will include:

The new Clinical Services Building will include:

  • a larger Emergency Department expanded to 45 treatment bays including a 4-bed behavioural assessment unit (currently has 31 treatment spaces)
  • 12 operating theatres with recovery areas (two additional theatres than currently)
  • Cardiac Catheter Laboratory and a procedural suite
  • 14-bed Intensive Care Unit (two additional beds than currently)
  • Central sterile supply department
  • 52-bed inpatient rehabilitation facility
  • Medical Imaging Department
  • Pathology Laboratory; and
  • Staff support areas.

The existing TQEH cardiac catheterisation facilities were also upgraded in 2019 as part of the redevelopment project to ensure TQEH has the capacity to manage cardiac emergencies and support high quality patient care.

TQEH also offers a number of engaging strategies to improve patient outcomes and hospital flow, including:

  • GEMtopia which encourages mobility independence in older frail patients, reducing the adverse health effects of immobility and falls often seen in patients who are in bed.
  • A prehabilitation program which allows patients with lower limb amputations to return to the comfort of their own home sooner, cutting their average time they stay in hospital by close to two weeks.