Opened late 2010 by then Queensland Premier Anna Bligh, the new $22.2 million North Cairns Community Health Centre completes part of the $446.3 million Cairns Base Hospital redevelopment.
Designed and documented by MSJ in association with Daryl Jackson and Fisher Buttrose Architects, the facility accommodates a range of health management, treatment and training services away from the hospital setting. Stage one of the facility was completed in May 2010 and includes the Cairns Diabetes Centre, the Home Dialysis Training Unit, the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Sexual Health Services and Queensland Health’s Oral Health Service.
The Community Health Centre provides an opportunity to relocate and consolidate ambulatory and community-based services from several locations throughout the Cairns district, to provide improved health service delivery through the coordination of clinical services. The importance of integrated primary and ambulatory care models is increasingly being recognised as the future in health care, to assist in managing both the demand and supply of health services.
Client - Queensland Health Value - $22.2 million