Queensland Health
Coopers Plains, Queensland
New Emergency Department; Endoscopy Unit; Transit Lounge; Palliative Care Unit and Clinical Training Facilities.
AIA QLD Regional Commendation for Public Architecture - 2014

The upgrade of the QEII Emergency Department (ED) included a complete replacement of the existing ED with a new state-of-the-art facility in a new building on the hospital campus. This new Emergency Department includes multiple patient resuscitations and treatment areas as well as the ability to accommodate paediatric patients. A Short stay unit has been provided by the new department to accommodate a number of people requiring observation during treatment.

A Transit Lounge incorporating beds and chairs has been included within the new building and provides direct access for transportation of patients. The Endoscopy Unit consists of a new self-contained unit comprising two endoscopy procedure rooms (Theatres), pre-procedure and post-operative recovery areas (3 stage recovery), outpatient consult rooms, reception and admissions area, change rooms / ensuites, procedure support areas and necessary ancillary areas to function independently to the main hospital and existing theatres.

The development includes a new Palliative Care unit which was constructed within an existing hospital ward area. This facility is designed to accommodate bariatric patients. The new facility is designed to have a direct functional integration to the hospital to provide easy access to associated support areas of the hospital including pathology, x-ray and operating theatres.