CCTV cameras and swipe cards are being installed as part of a $120,000 security upgrade at Murgon Hospital.
The upgrade follows an assessment at the hospital, part of an audit of all facilities in the Darling Downs Health region.
The Murgon project includes 24-hour, seven-day-a-week swipe card access as well as the construction of a separate waiting room with toilets for visitors and the installation of security cameras.
Director of Nursing Julie Kelly said the upgrades had been welcomed by both staff, patients and their loved ones.
“An audit was conducted at Murgon to identify any possible gaps in our security that could potentially lead to problems,” Ms Kelly said.
The project is expected to be completed within four weeks.
“We are expecting that for one day, access to the hospital’s main entrance may be impacted,” Ms Kelly said.
“However, signs will be in place to direct people where they need to go.”