Labor to fund maternity refurbishment at Logan Hospital

17 June 2016

Under a Shorten Labor Government, Logan Hospital will have the modern maternity and special care spaces the local community deserves.

Member for Rankin, Jim Chalmers MP, and Labor candidate for Forde, Des Hardman, today announced a Shorten Labor Government would fund a $10 million refurbishment of the Logan Hospital’s facilities.

Labor candidate for Forde and health professional, Des Hardman, said the major funding commitment would help meet the needs of the growing local community.

“Logan has a fast-growing population, with an increasing demand on the hospital’s outdated birthing facilities,” he said.

“In fact, the birth rate per capita in the Logan area outstrips the state average by almost 20 per cent, with approximately 3,500 babies born at the hospital in 2014.”

“The Shorten Labor Government’s investment will help give babies and their parents the best start in life.”

Member for Ranlin, Jim Chalmers MP, said an upgrade to the hospital’s existing facilities was well overdue.

“Consistent with the Logan Hospital Master Plan, Labor’s $10 million investment will enable contemporary models of care to be provided to local families,” he said.

“This refurbishment also gives the option to co-locate antenatal services, providing a complete continuity of patient care.”

“Labor wants to ensure that Logan’s new parents and their babies get the very best care and support.”