Sunshine Coast University Hospital to bolster medical care
Residential property dwellers in the Sunshine Coast region will benefit from improved health services in the area, with construction on a new hospital commencing this week.
Visiting the site of the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital yesterday (September 26), state premier Campbell Newman said the state-of-the-art facility will bolster medical care in the area.
"When the hospital opens in 2016, it will provide a range of vital healthcare services that are currently unavailable locally," Mr Newman explained.
"This will mean that approximately 10,000 local residents each year will no longer have to travel to Brisbane to receive important medical services."
The new hospital may stimulate the interest of property investors, with the project just one of several major developments earmarked for the rapidly growing region.
As the Sunshine Coast becomes more sustainable as its own city, the area is likely to become more popular with singles, couples, families and retirees - driving up property values in the region.
Opening in 2016, the new facility will provide 450 beds, which will expand to 738 spaces by 2021.
"Services will include a new comprehensive cancer centre, a range of complex surgical services including neurosurgery, cardiothoracic surgery, maxillofacial surgery and specialised trauma services," Mr Newman added.