Half a century of caring for the community

Redcliffe Hospital will celebrate 50 years of service to the Peninsula community with an open day on Saturday 13 June from 10am to 2pm.

From humble beginnings, the hospital has grown into a modern community hospital with 281 beds, caring for nearly 200,000 patients a year.

The open day is one of a number of events planned to mark the half century and local residents are invited to join in.

People attending the open day will be able to tour the hospital’s kitchens, which serves 233,600 meals a year; the Energy Centre, which is a plant which generates its own power should the main grid fail, and have a sneak peak at Ward 4East, which has undergone a $5million refurbishment.

The local Lions club will man the barbecue for a sausage sizzle, plus there will be a cake stall, coffee cart and other food and drinks for sale. A number of stalls will have information on hospital services and volunteering opportunities.

The Redcliffe Hospital Board was established in 1961 and charged with the duty of erecting a new general and maternity hospital. Building began that same year and the hospital was officially opened on 30 June 1965 by the then Minister for Health, Mr S.D. Tooth. The hospital accepted its first patient the following day, 1 July.

Redcliffe Hospital is proud of its history and, in particular, the history of the traditional owners of the land and, in acknowledgement of this, the hospital has worked closely with elders of the surrounding tribes.

2017-09-13T00:09:41+00:001 June 2015|
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