New hospital approved for Bribie Island
Bribie Island will soon be home to its first hospital and it won't be a small on either.
Local GPs Arti and Raahul Vaid's plan to build a five storey integrated health facility at Bongaree has been approved by Moreton Bay Regional Council.
The new hospital will be built at a 4228 sqm site at Lot 8 Bongaree Ave, just 1.3km from the Bribie Island Bridge.
There is no hospital on Bribie Island at the moment - the closest is 26km away at Caboolture.
Health care services including pathology, x-ray, dental and specialist consulting rooms will be built on the ground level along with offices and food and drink outlets.
The 35-bed hospital will be on level one.
It is intended to operate mainly as a day hospital but might in the future accommodate an after-hours emergency department.
There will be a dedicated ambulance bay.
Levels two and three will be used as a high care facility offering nursing and medical care.
There will be a total of 78 beds, with private balconies for each room.
Residents will have access to a games area, dinning room, lounge areas and a bar on each level.
A child care centre will be built on level four with five rooms and an outdoor play area - it will be able to cater for 100 children.
The outdoor play areas will include a water play area, play pods and a children's garden.
All up there will be 100 car parks.
Originally published as New hospital approved for Bribie Island