Mater breaks new ground for Mater Private Hospital Springfield
Mater Health Services celebrated the turning of the first sod for Mater Private Hospital Springfield at Health City Springfield Central on 17th October.
Earthworks on the site of the 80-bed, $85 million hospital are about to commence and stage one construction is scheduled for January next year with completion earmarked for the end of 2015.
Mater representatives were joined for the milestone occasion by stakeholders including Springfield Land Corporation, Ipswich City Council, Radiation Oncology Queensland, Archbishop Mark Coleridge and representatives of Mercy Partners and the Sisters of Mercy Leadership Team.
Mater Private Hospitals Executive Director Don Murray said the turning of the first sod was a major milestone for Mater and the Greater Springfield community.
“The turning of the sod on the site of Mater Private Hospital Springfield marks an exciting journey for Mater and its commitment to meeting the healthcare needs of the growing community of Greater Springfield,” Mr Murray said. He described it as “The beginning of a big work that will do much good”.