$55 Million Chermside Health Hub Opens Doors, Easing Pressure on Northside Hospitals

Chermside welcomes a new era in healthcare with the opening of the $55 million Chermside Health Hub, a state-of-the-art facility designed to alleviate the burden on Brisbane’s northside hospitals.

Chermside Health Hub
Photo Credit: Cornerstone Group

Developed by Cornerstone Group, this expansive 5,500-sqm hub is already 75 percent leased, promising a comprehensive range of medical and allied health services to the community.

The hospital’s diverse offerings include general practitioners, specialists spanning vascular surgery, orthopaedics, cardiology, obesity management, rehabilitation, pathology, and radiology.

Patients can also access dental care, optometry, neurological physiotherapy, psychology, and a bariatric clinic. The building is designed for adaptability, featuring various medical suites and the capacity for future operating theatres.

Chermside Health Hub
Photo Credit: Google Map/ Chermside Health Hub

Cornerstone Group director Simon Heazlewood expressed enthusiasm for the project, stating that their aim is to deliver integrated, efficient, and accessible care that addresses both primary and specialised healthcare needs within the community. He emphasised the importance of ensuring a smooth process for individuals seeking treatment.

Chermside Health Hub
Photo Credit: Google Map/ Chermside Health Hub

Patient Lily Turner praised the hub’s convenient location and ample parking, highlighting the ease of transitioning between seeing her GP, getting bloodwork done, and consulting with a specialist.

The Chermside Health Hub aims to cater to the diverse healthcare needs of the community while reducing the strain on local hospital services. It offers residents an alternative to emergency departments for non-urgent but comprehensive care, operating seven days a week with extended hours on weekdays.

Photo Credit: Google Map/ Chermside Health Hub

The hub boasts a team of experienced doctors with diverse specialisations, including general practitioners with interests in chronic disease management, paediatrics, mental health, women’s health, dermatology, and travel medicine. The team also includes specialists in skin cancer, cosmetic medicine, sports medicine, and women’s health.

With its focus on integrated care, convenient location, and extensive range of services, the Chermside Health Hub is poised to make a significant contribution to the health and wellbeing of the local community.

Published Date 16-May-2024

Chermside Health Hub Secures Approval to Add More Space

Chermside Health Hub has received the green light on its plan to increase floor space and add car parking spaces to its proposed health centre on Gympie Road.

Read: Medical Centre Proposed in Chermside to Meet Demand in Area

The site is on one of the busiest inner north intersections, the corner of Gympie and Rode Roads. It’s currently occupied by a car yard, which will be removed to facilitate the development. The former car yard was once the site of Brisbane’s iconic ‘big boot,’ which had served as a landmark in Chermside for over 40 years.

Chermside Health Hub floor plan
Photo credit: Brisbane City Council 

A project of the Cornerstone Group, Chermside Health Hub is a three-storey integrated health centre which will include retail premises and a cafe. The original plan was to have 4,850 sqm of healthcare services and 220 sqm of retail space but the developer has amended its plan to add an extra level for health care uses, taking the total floor area to 5,705 sqm. 

Chermside integrated health centre
Photo credit: Brisbane City Council 

From a proposal of 153 car parking spaces and five motorcycle spaces across three basement levels, Cornerstone has also requested for an additional 28 spaces of on-site parking, bringing the total of car parks for 186 vehicles, with a boom gate to cordon off parking for doctors.

Rode Rd frontage
Rode Rd frontage (Photo credit: Brisbane City Council)

The medical centre, now in its construction phase with plans to open in 2022, will be the 23rd centre within a 4-km radius of the site. Whilst there are a number of health centres nearby, a feasibility assessment indicated that there is stilla need for primary, allied, and specialist health services in the area.

“The site provides an opportunity to enhance the health and medical service provision to an area where existing health care services are lacking in both quality and quantity,” RPS Group reported on behalf of the applicant. For more details about the application, see A005704000.