Sunshine Coast University Hospital
Overview
The new Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) commenced patient services on 21 March 2017. The $1.8 billion hospital has led a major expansion of public health services on the Sunshine Coast and is one of Queensland's largest clinical teaching and research facilities. The hospital has opened with approximately 450 beds and will grow to its built capacity of 738 beds by 2021. It can be expanded to 900 beds beyond 2021 if needed. The service include emergency care, a comprehensive cancer centre, specialised medical and surgical services, rehabilitation service, mental health unit, renal service interventional and diagnostic clinic support services, outpatient service and allied health service.
Information for end of September 2017
Staffing
Indicators Doctors Nurses Health practitioners /
professional / technical
Staff 665 1,874 464
Change from June 2005 - - -
Note: This data extract is from the Queensland Health Payroll System. The number of doctors, nurses and health professionals reflects the positions attached to the facility reported. It does not include staff who work at this facility but are attached to positions of other facilities.

Performance Highlights
Attendances Jan '18 6243
Median wait (mins)Jan '1820
Operations Jan '18 333
Median wait (days)Sep '17 quarter35
  • Headline Legend Green Colour This hospital’s performance was better than or within range of the latest national performance.
  • Headline Legend Yellow Colour This hospital’s performance was out of range of the latest national performance, but not in the poorest performing group of hospitals.
  • Headline Legend Red Colour This hospital’s performance was in the poorest performing group of hospitals.
  • Headline Legend White Colour The median value was not calculated for this hospital.

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Queensland's emergency department attendances are the fastest growing in the country - growing 31% in 5 years.