North Lakes-based Cornerstone Healthcare Property Group led the sod-turning of the $42-million Chermside Health Hub which is set to open next year.
Strategically placed in the heart of the thriving north Brisbane business district, the Chermside Health Hub is set to meet the rising demand for healthcare in north Brisbane. It is situated at the intersection of Gympie Road and Rode Road.
Research suggests that there will be significant predicted growth in demand for medical specialities in Chermside. According to a study by Hardes & Associates, the increase of demand for services in 14 years or by 2035 are as follows:
- Ophthalmology – 94% increase
- General Medicine – 83% increase
- Diagnostic GI Endoscopy – 68% increase
- Orthopaedics – 64% increase
- Chemotherapy – 61% increase
- Renal Dialysis – 59% increase
- Acute Psychiatry – 45% increase
Chermside Health Hub is a state-of-the-art facility, designed to deliver integrated patient care under one roof. The hub is designed and constructed specifically for medical use and offers flexible tenancies from 100-sqm to 1750-sqm with options for turnkey tenancy fit outs.
The health hub, accessible via public transport routes, is purpose-built to facilitate collaborative patient centred care. Its key elements include strong local medical referral pathways, abundant basement car parking, and flexible tenancy options.
The sod-turning ceremony was joined by Luke Howarth MP, Federal Member for Petrie and Assistant Minister for Youth and Employment Services and local Councillors Adam Allan and Fiona Hammond.
“I’m delighted to join my fellow dignitaries to turn the sod on the Chermside Health Hub today and would like to congratulate CHP Fund on this great initiative which will deliver essential services to the local community,” Mr Howarth said.
“Today is not only exciting regarding the Chermside Health Hub addressing the increasing need for health care in our local community, but also as a catalyst to generate new jobs and the positive impact it will have on our local economy,” he added.
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said as Brisbane’s population continued to grow, the Chermside Health Hub would cater for a need for more healthcare services by conveniently combining a suite of specialities in one facility.
“This $42 million fully-integrated health care facility will help meet the growing demand for health care services in the region and will provide the north Brisbane community with access to quality health care services, located within walking distance of both Prince Charles and St Vincent’s Private Hospital,” Mayor Schrinner said.
Depending on weather and construction conditions, the health hub is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.