The Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital (QE II)
is a public hospital
located in Coopers Plains
The hospital originally was developed to be a site for future expansion of the Mater Children's Hospital
, a center for servicing the needs of the Commonwealth Games
held nearby and a range of other initiatives that never eventuated. At one point in its history it was almost closed but after vigorous protests by the local community it was reopened and continues as an elective surgical hospital and an active general medical facility.
In 2007 it became part of the newly formed Brisbane South Health District and the QEII Hospital Health Service District will no longer exist. QEII Hospital will be part of four hospital services including Beaudesert, Logan, Bayside and QEII.
There was also a proposal to build a stand alone 'surgicentre' at QEII to provide for increased elective surgery
. The eventual outcome was a range of internal redevelopments including an enhanced outpatients area, a new ward, an additional operating theatre and considerable infrastructure upgrades.
In January 2008 it was announced that the Federal Government
would provide funding of $2 Billion for eight medical super clinics as a plan to improve public health services. The QEII Hospital is to be one of the eight hospitals to receive the super clinic boost.
As of March 2009 no further development of a medical super clinic at QEII has occurred though it is... Read More