Darling Downs Health CEO Annette Scott PSM,  Health Minister Shannon Fentiman and Downs Health Board chair Dr Dennis Campbell (Photo: DDH)

May 6, 2024

Preliminary work has begun on the new $1.3 billion Toowoomba Hospital being built at the Baillie Henderson campus.

Health Minister Sharon Fentiman turned the first sod on the project last week.

The new Toowoomba Hospital will have 118 extra overnight beds, as well as more beds and treatment spaces across medical, surgical, maternity, intensive care and coronary care.

There will be more emergency treatment spaces as well as medical imaging, pharmacy and pathology services; and administration, education and training facilities for hospital staff.

More concept drawings of the hospital were released last week (see below).

A Queensland Health spokesperson said construction was expected to support more than 3000 local jobs.

Completion is planned for the second half of 2027.

“The new Toowoomba Hospital will increase our capacity and capability in providing care to our diverse communities,” Darling Downs Health Board chair Dr Dennis Campbell said.

Services at the Baillie Henderson campus will remain open while the building works are under way, including the new $42 million Bunya Day surgery.

The Day Surgery is equipped to perform simple procedures that eliminate the need for overnight hospital stays

Queensland Health says the existing Toowoomba Hospital site in Pechey Street will remain operational after the new hospital opens, with acute services moving to the new site.

How the front of the new Toowoomba Hospital will look from street level
The new hospital’s main entrance …
… and the entrance to the new maternity ward 


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