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QEII Jubilee Hospital History: 2010-

Opening 1980

In November 2013, QEII completed a $22 million construction project featuring an expanded emergency department and a new endoscopy unit.  The new, state of the art emergency department is three times the size of its predecessor and incorporates a modern, spacious design and a new patient transit lounge.

2010 -

2010 First staff recognition program commenced

2011 Palliative Care Unit opened

2012 Metro South Hospital and Health Board established

2013 Rotary Club Shelter built

2013 Emergency Department and Endoscopy Department opened

2014 A patients satisfaction survey showed 91% of patients were satisfied with the overall quality of care

2014 Research nurse/midwife employed

Stage two of the hospital's palliative care unit was completed including a new family room, consultant room and an overnight stay room for families

A clinical re-design process helped with the National Elective Surgery Target

2015 The 35 th Anniversary of the opening of the QEII Jubilee Hospital

2016 New clinical training centre opened at QEII as part of clinical training for University of Queensland medical and allied health students

Metro South Hospital and Health Board and Chief Executive (left to right) Pro John Prins, Ms Lorraine Martin AO, Mr Peter Dowling, Mr Terry white AO (Chair) Dr Richard Ashby AM (Chief Executive) Dr John Kastrissios, Dr Marion Tower, Ms Margo MacGillivray (Ref: Metro South Health 2013-2014 Year in Review) .

The endoscopy unit is Australia's most advanced diagnostic facility and features two dedicated blue-glass procedure rooms with the capacity to see more than 5000 patients a year.

NAIDOC Week which recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture is an important annual event celebrated at the QEII Jubilee Hospital.  Some of the activities of the day included: Welcome to Country and acknowledgement of the traditional owners: flag raising ceremony, awards for cultural understanding, bush tucker morning tea, art exhibition, Yarning Circle Club, and traditional dances.

(From left to right, Inala Elder, Rahm Rallah, (ATSI hospital and community liaison -blue shirt)  Mike Kerin (QEII Facility Manager) at back, Auntie Vi McDermot (deceased in front of Mike Kerin) and other Elders from Inala.

Proud recipients of the 2011 Community Group of the Year Award as part of the Sunnybank electorate's Australia Day Awards, Judy Dybka, Margaret Wasley and Cheryl Hill (Hospital Auxilary).

 

 

Meg Arthur, O.A.M. Convenor of QEII Red Cross.  The Red Cross Sunnybank Branch provides valuable services to patients running a medical aid loan scheme.  Other volunteers include the Tzu Chi Buddhist Foundation,  The Sunbeams, Rotary and Stan Belas.

 

Stan Belas received Metro South Health Board Chair's Award 2015 in recognition of his contribution to volunteering - Volunteer of the Year.

Also nomination for the 2016 Australian of the Year Awards.

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