Sunshine Coasts New Hospital:
by DIY Realty

THE $1.8 billion Sunshine Coast University Hospital is set to open its doors in just 16 weeks.

Drone footage released by developers Lendlease gives some idea of the scale of the massive new health facility, the largest health infrastructure project in the southern hemisphere.

From the teaching auditorium, through the long hallways and out over the top of the building which will house nearly 750-beds and can hold more than 900 if needed, once fully-operational.

The new hospital is due to open in April, meaning about 10,000 patients a year will be able to be treated on the Coast rather than travelling to and from Brisbane.

Main site sheds are being pulled down and removed over the next few weeks and landscaping will be done where the sheds were, as that area will become a future expansion zone for the hospital.

The prototype suite building used to drive design of medical suites in the new hospital will also be donated to two Coast schools, to be used as a classroom and the equipment used to train future medical professionals.

The Federal Government is currently undertaking an assessment of all medical school places at universities around the nation, as the new hospital looks to secure 15 extra medical school placements from other universities to make Griffith University's med school proposal viable.

Fisher MP Andrew Wallace is hopeful of securing those 15 placements, with an announcement expected in March-April next year.

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