News

Report will reveal if Roma Hospital needs to be rebuilt

UPGRADE OR REBUILD: A report to be released next month will reveal if Roma Hospital will require an upgrade or total reconstruction.
UPGRADE OR REBUILD: A report to be released next month will reveal if Roma Hospital will require an upgrade or total reconstruction.

A REPORT to be released next month will reveal whether Roma Hospital will be upgraded or rebuilt entirely.

With its main infrastructure built in the 1940s and 1970s, Queensland Health Minister Lawrence Springborg acknowledged the hospital needed an upgrade.

A capital infrastructure planning process is under way and will look at options for new capital or development.

"Once this report is received, a better idea of the costs for a refurbishment or new build at Roma Hospital will be available," Mr Springborg said.

"The options for a new build or refurbishment of Roma Hospital then will need to be considered by the government as part of the normal budgetary prioritisation process."

Roma Hospital's infrastructure and design problems were first brought to light in 2010 when it made a list, along with 11 other hospitals throughout Queensland, for priority works.

"A total of $5.83 million has been spent on Roma Hospital just in the past four years,"Mr Springborg said.


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Extreme fire danger forecast for the Maranoa

Hot, dry conditions with strong and gusty winds will result in extreme fire danger for the region this weekend.

QFES warns of extreme fire danger in south-west Queensland.

Goondiwindi councillors visit the Maranoa to talk tourism

REGIONAL TOUR: Maranoa councillors Cameron O'Neil and Peter Flynn met with Goondi councillors Lachlan Brennan and David Turner to discuss future tourism.

Councils join to discuss tourism in the region.

Ostwalds woes has widespread effects

UNCERTAIN: Workers at Ostwalds Bros waiting outside after learning the company had gone into voluntary administration at the end of August.

Dalby company's collapse sends shockwaves through the Maranoa.

Local Partners