A second state-of-the-art hospital is to be built in Logan, adding to the influx of healthcare operators to the region.
A new seven-storey Springwood Health Hub will cost $33 million to build.
The announcement comes weeks after the announcement that a nine-storey Meadowbrook Private hospital would be built.
The Springwood Health Hub would include 3550 square metres of space for specialist health services, including an MRI theatre and two operating theatres for Springwood Gastro.
About 50% of tenancies have been secured before the start of construction, and the complex is expected to support more than 600 patients per day.
It is being built by Rogerscorp, a company which is in the process of building four health facilities.
Logan City Council, and health operators, have identified an undersupply of private facilities in the Logan region.
“Springwood has an immediate and future need for additional health care services, particularly when it comes to children,” Rogerscorp director Simon Rogers said.
“Compared with Australia and other priority health networks in Queensland, Springwood ranks highly for potentially preventable hospitalisations, the proportion of unimmunised children, and the proportion of developmentally vulnerable children.
“As the only purpose-built new medical facility currently planned in Springwood, Springwood Health Hub will bring a new level of convenient, quality health care to this underserviced region.”
It is planned to have a variety of essential services, from consulting medical specialists to allied health providers, GPs, and pharmacists.
“With construction already well under way and the first tenants confirmed, Springwood Health Hub is set to become the largest privately run health facility in the region,” Mr Rogers said.
Springwood Health Hub would also feature a range of building services, including ambulance parking bays, patient drop-off zone, and large hospital grade lifts.
Construction is anticipated to be completed by December 2022, with the facility opening from January 2023.