The $1.2 billion hospital, funded as part of the Queensland Health and Hospitals Plan, will include:

  • main hospital building with a rooftop helipad
  • 121 new beds, with more single rooms for patient privacy and comfort
  • a larger emergency department
  • acute services, including medical, surgical, intensive care, mental health, maternity, paediatric care and renal services
  • a larger range of outpatient and diagnostic services
  • more operating theatres and recovery spaces
  • clinical support spaces for medical imaging, pharmacy, sterile services, outpatients, mortuary and pathology
  • teaching, training and research spaces.

In July 2023, Queensland Health announced that CPB Contractors will be the managing contractor for stage one of the project, responsible for completing the detailed design. CPB must deliver a value for money guaranteed price for the project before main works construction begins in stage two.

Timeline

  • Start date: December 2022, Early works to build new access road to the new site began
  • Detailed design complete: Mid-2024
  • Early works start onsite: May 2024
  • Main construction starts: 2024, subject to relevant environmental approvals
  • Finish date: Late 2027, approvals, weather and building conditions permitting

Site plan and layout

The new hospital will be located near Bundaberg Ring Road and Kay McDuff Drive.

The latest master plan for the site shows the planned layout of buildings, parking areas and drop off or pick up points. We have also thought about how we can expand our new hospital in the long-term future.

You’ll likely be able to use buses, ride-share, walkways and bike paths to get to hospital. We’re looking at different ways to help people get there.

We want to make sure there’s enough parking when you come to hospital. Queensland Health is looking at options as part of a separate project. Parking will be safe and affordable.

Click below to view the block and stack plan, which gives you an idea of where each department and service will be located within each level of the new hospital. There will be a bank of public lifts, and separate clinical and logistic lifts for staff, patient and goods movements.

Block and stack of new Bundaberg Hospital

Why we chose the new site

The new hospital will be easy to get to. The site is about 5 km from the central business district and on high ground. Emergency services, the airport and an aeromedical base are nearby. The natural setting will help patients heal and recover.

There’s enough room to expand the hospital in the future. We plan to create a health and education precinct as our community grows.

Map of the new Bundaberg Hospital site near Bundaberg Ring Road and Kay McDuff Drive. Bundaberg Airport is nearby, to the west. The central business district, railway station and the old Bundaberg Hospital are to the north.

Jobs

The new hospital will create jobs for nursing and medical staff, allied health professionals, and a range of support staff. Find out more about careers at our hospitals.

Building the hospital will also create around 2,887 construction jobs and boost the local economy.

In July 2023, the Queensland Government announced CPB Contractors as the successful managing contractor for stage one of the project, responsible for completing the detailed design. A value for money guaranteed price for the project will need to be agreed before main works construction begins as part of stage two. Notwithstanding the two-stage procurement process, CPB has established an expression of interest (EOI) on its website for:

Plans for the old hospital

We'll still use parts of the old hospital for specialist appointments and day health services that aren't urgent. Our oral health and cancer care patients can continue to see us at our centre on Hope Street. All acute and overnight services will move to the new hospital.

Newsletters

Stay up-to-date with information about the new hospital via our latest project delivery updates.

Connect with us

Register your interest to find out more about the new hospital and get project updates.

To tell us what you think or ask a question, send an email to wbhhs-newhospital@health.qld.gov.au. You can also call 07 4303 8540 or send mail by post to:

New Bundaberg Hospital project team
Bundaberg Hospital
PO Box 34
Bundaberg Qld 4670.

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This image is a representation only and should not be relied upon as an image reflecting the hospital at completion. This image is subject to significant change through the design process which commences upon the appointment of the managing contractor.

Last updated: May 2024