The 2022-23 State Budget has delivered the largest investment in new hospitals and beds in Queensland's history, providing an additional $9.78 billion over six years.
It delivers record funding to ensure a strong health care system. We will build three new hospitals, a new Queensland Cancer Centre and 11 hospital expansion projects across Queensland.
We will also deliver an additional 2,509 beds over the next 6 years across Queensland, which is in addition to the 869 beds already being delivered through current expansion projects and 1,350 beds that have been opened since 2015.
To staff the new hospital beds being built across Queensland we’re also hiring 9,475 more doctors and nurses.
Our government has listened to the courageous experiences of Queenslanders suffering from mental illness, with record investment in mental health services across our State to make these services more accessible to those that need it.
We’ve also invested an additional $1.64 billion over five years to improve mental health and wellbeing and combat substance abuse. This is in addition to the $105.5 million to deliver a Secure Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit at Gold Coast University Hospital.
This budget continues our commitment to delivering better hospitals and health services for the Gold Coast, this includes:
- $1.3 billion for a new Coomera Hospital
- $40 million to build Tugun Satellite Hospital
- $4 million for redevelopment of Southport Ambulance Station
- $3.8 million for second CT scanner at Robina Hospital
- 114 bed expansion at Robina Hospital
- 70 bed expansion at Robina Hospital
- 40 bed Secure Mental Health Rehab Unit at Gold Coast University Hospital
- 20 bed transit lounge at Robina Hospital
This builds on the Mental Health Crisis Stabilisation Unit at Robina Hospital and the Hybrid Theatre at GCUH already completed in this term of Government.