June 15, 2021

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The government of Palaszczuk delivers an important redevelopment of the hospital in Rome

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Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has officially opened a new and improved hospital in southwest Queensland handed over as part of the government’s record $ 21.8 billion in public health investment.

Tens of thousands of Western Queenslanders will now have access to world-class healthcare facilities under one roof thanks to the Palaszczuk government’s investment in Rome’s new hospital.

The Premier today visited the new $ 116.6 million hospital which now offers increased outpatient capacity and houses 22 beds, two delivery rooms, two operating rooms and is capable of accommodating families and people who travel long distances for surgery. daytime.

“Roma Hospital is everything a state-of-the-art hospital should be to support people in the Southwest and to take care of their families and loved ones,” said the Premier.

“We are investing more in health than any other government in our state’s history because we know how important it is for people in regional Queensland to have access to great facilities.

“New public infrastructure is also an important part of our economic recovery plan.

“During construction, the Roma Hospital project created dozens of jobs for local workers, injecting millions of dollars into our economy when companies need it most.”

The new hospital was built through the Palaszczuk government’s $ 180 million regional hospital upgrade program.

The Premier said the redevelopment is the single largest investment in the healthcare sector in South West Queensland since 1987.

“The health of Queenslanders remains a top priority at all times, not just during a global pandemic, and my government’s record investment in healthcare is providing leading facilities nationwide,” said the Premier.

“That’s why Queensland’s most recent state budget included an investment of over $ 21.8 billion in healthcare.

“We are also addressing unprecedented demand in our hospitals with the $ 100 million Care4Qld package that provides 65 new beds and other services.”

More than 60 local workers, including five apprentices and interns, were employed during the construction of the new hospital in Rome.

Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said that in total the Roma Hospital project created 97 jobs.

“This hospital development has also provided a major boost to the local economy with more than $ 4 million spent directly with local businesses during construction and more than 40 local businesses engaged in contracting works, services and materials. “, he has declared.

“Roma Hospital was built with patients and communities in mind, thanks to a strong public consultation process and input from locals.

“This is a benchmark against which to measure the entire hospital construction and I congratulate everyone at South West Hospital and Health Service and all interested parties on the delivery of this world-class hospital.”

For more information on the Rome Hospital, visit Southwestern Hospital and Health Service

Timelapse Update 20 May_ from South West HHS we Vimeo.

Source: JOINT DECLARATION Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce Honorable Annastacia Palaszczuk Minister of Health and Ambulance Services Honorable Yvette D’Ath