Tomorrow the Premier Peter Beattie will be opening an operating theatre complex at Wesley Hospital.
"This new development continues a long and proud history of health service delivery by the Wesley," said Mr Beattie.
Wesley Hospital dates back to 1896 when Dr Charles Kebbell set up a private hospital in South Brisbane.
After a number of mergers and moves, the hospital located to its current home at Auchenflower in 1977 and is now one of the state’s largest private hospitals, with more than 2,000 employees and more than 800 visiting and full-time medical staff.
On any given day, the hospital will be caring for up to 600 patients.
The four new state-of-the-art operating theatres that Mr Beattie will be officially opening tomorrow take to 17 the number of operating theatres at the Wesley Hospital.
In addition, there is also a new 20-bed recovery unit which meets the highest clinical standards.
The four new theatres will focus on orthopaedic and major general surgery, including plastic surgery.
Mr Beattie welcomed Wesley Hospital’s investment in the new facilities and the significant new health services that those facilities will deliver.
"The contribution of organisations such as Uniting HealthCare through complexes such as the Wesley Hospital is invaluable in ensuring that Queenslanders have access to the best available health care," said Mr Beattie
"The facilities are a tribute to the hard work and dedication of the Wesley Hospital management and staff."
Photo : Wesley Hospital Auchenflower, a Uniting HealthCare Hospital