22 March 2024

The major $115 million redevelopment and expansion of Maryborough Hospital is one step closer with the Allan Labor Government project now topped out. 

Member for Ripon Martha Haylett today announced the new hospital structure has officially reached its maximum height, with the completion of the last concrete slab at level two.

Upon completion later this year, the redeveloped hospital will include a new urgent care centre, two operating theatres and recovery spaces, a day medical centre with imaging, pharmacy and pathology services, consultant suites and additional car parking.

Featuring a new 32-bed inpatient and maternity unit, the completed hospital will ensure more local women have the option to give birth in Maryborough, closer to their family and support networks.

The modern design and layout will also improve patient flow and deliver a safer and more efficient workplace for staff and better care for patients – giving the hardworking doctors and nurses the facilities they need to treat an additional 4,000 patients every year.

The bigger and better hospital will also expand access to improved primary and community health services, helping locals get the care and treatment they need, leading to better health outcomes.

The redevelopment adds to the Labor Government’s investment in the Maryborough’s health services – with a $4 million accommodation hub for healthcare students and trainees having opened in December.

$4.3 million was also invested in a new Support Services Hub, that once open, will expand the logistics capabilities for Maryborough and District Health Service.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Health Infrastructure Mary-Anne Thomas

“The topping out of the hospital brings us one step closer to delivering the biggest health infrastructure project in Maryborough’s history.”

“A bigger and better hospital will provide the community with access to the best care and treatment closer to home, reducing the need to travel for healthcare.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Ripon Martha Haylett

“The massive redevelopment of the Maryborough hospital will make sure our community has access to the very best care, close to home.”

“It will also deliver world-class facilities for our hardworking local nurses and doctors to work in.”