Staged construction work on the $46 million redevelopment of the Thursday Island Hospital and Primary Healthcare Centre commenced in April 2021. 

The redeveloped Thursday Island Hospital will have 31 inpatient beds, seven emergency department spaces, an operating theatre with four recovery spaces, a birthing suite with a birthing pool and additional procedural space that can also be used for emergency birthing.

The hospital will also have five outpatient rooms and an enhanced medical imaging department with space for the future installation of a CT scanner.

The redeveloped primary healthcare centre when complete, will offer 22 consultation, treatment and interview rooms along with five dental surgeries.

The works are expected to create around 53 full-time equivalent jobs during the period of construction, as well as provide opportunities for local involvement and help boost the local economy.

The redevelopment of the hospital and primary healthcare centre will improve primary and secondary healthcare in the region, enabling better integration of health service delivery into the communities across the Torres Strait.

Read more from The Honourable Yvette D’Ath (Minister for Health and Ambulance Services)