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19 June, 2021

Atherton Hospital build on track

ATHERTON’S giant leap into housing some of the best medical facilities in Far North Queensland continues to take shape with construction progressing well on the town’s new four storey clinical services building.

By Michael Warren

The new Atherton Hospital development continues to take shape.

ATHERTON’S giant leap into housing some of the best medical facilities in Far North Queensland continues to take shape with construction progressing well on the town’s new four storey clinical services building. 

When completed the building will be home to an emergency department, medical imaging, operating theatres, an inpatient ward, maternity and birthing services, private operating and endoscopy theatres and a sterilizing unit. 

The current build follows the completion of stage one which included a new community, allied and mental health building on Jack St which was completed last September. 

A new helipad was also constructed as part of the first stage of the redevelopment. 

 “The ground slab for the four storey clinical services building was finished in May, containing around 969 cubic metres of concrete - equivalent to around 186 concrete truckloads,” a QLD heath spokesperson told The Express.

 “The next step is to pour all slabs up to level two before commencing construction of the roof. 

“As mentioned the clinical services building will feature a new emergency department and medical imaging on the lower ground level and maternity and birthing services with private ensuite facilities, plus other inpatient facilities on ground level. 

“There will be two operating theatres with a sterilising unit also on level one with major plant including air conditioning and associated services on level two. 

“Work is expected to be completed in 2022.”  


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