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QEII Jubilee Hospital History: 1990-1999

Opening 1980

1990s

  • 1991 10th birthday celebrations
  • 1991 Accreditation process began
  • Time capsule buried at front of hospital
  • 250,000 patients seen
  • 1992 Proposal made to relocate the Mater Children's Hospital to QEII
  • 11,000 baby born
  • 1993 Decision made by Sisters of Mercy not to relocate to QEII
  • High Dependency Unit established
  • 1994 Focus of services changed to elective surgery and aged care
  • Princess Alexander Hospital and QEII to integrate
  • Acute Primary Care Centre opened
  • 14,000 baby born
  • Last baby born 8 October 1994
  • Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit and Maternity services move to Logan
  • 30 bed Aged Care Unit commissioned
  • 1995 QEII to be resurrected
  • Eye surgery to commence at QEII
  • Shuttle bus service established between QEII and Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • New role for QEII with $!.1 million upgrade
  • 1996 Sexual Health Clinic established
  • 1997 Breastscreening services commenced
  • Emergency Department, ICU and Medical Ward re-established
  • Aged Care Assessment Service established
  • 1998 Qld Xray commenced operation at QEII
  • 1999 Community Aged Care Mental Health Service established

Time capsule placed at the entrance of the QEII Jubilee Hospital by His Excellency, the Governor of Queensland, Sir Walter Campbell. 

On 6 January 1991, the QEII Jubilee Hospital celebrated its tenth anniversary.  The formal celebration of the tenth anniversary was held on 10 March when the hospital hosted an Open Day which included tours of the hospital conducted by members of the Hospital Auxiliary, Guest of honour, His Excellency the Governor of Queensland.  The Honourable Sir Walter Campbell  Q.C. cut a giant birthday cake and placed a time capsule into a prepared cairn near the main entrance of the hospital.

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