Health

Sunnybank Private Hospital Turns 40!

At Sunnybank Private Hospital, the number 40 has a nice ring to it.

This week, the hospital celebrates its 40th anniversary, after delivering more than 40,000 babies and opening a $40 million redevelopment last year.It all began on February 28, 1979 when Dr Llew Edwards, then Deputy Premier and Treasurer of Queensland officially opened Sunnybank Private.

Four years later on July 30, 1983, Senator Florence Bjelke-Petersen visited to hospital to open the Maternity unit, adding to the acute medical and surgical services then 96 bed hospital provided.

Sunnybank Private has since grown to a 122-bed hospital, employing a team of more than 300 staff who provide exceptional patient care to the south-east Queensland communities each and every day.

It has continually evolved over its history, with last year’s $40 million development including new medical suites, operating theatres, day surgery rooms, refurbished maternity rooms and ward – including luxury services for mums - angiography suite and updated endoscopy suites.

The new facility also features a number of specialist consulting suites including ostetrics, gynaecology, urology, gastroenterology and more recently, the Queensland Cardiology Group and City Fertility, allowing established specialists to create purpose built suites on the Sunnybank Private site.

A state-of-the-art Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory also opened in 2018.

“Sunnybank Private has been an important part of the community for 40 years and we look forward to the next 40 years providing care private health services for residents,” said General Manager Wally Bourdelov

“The expansion of Sunnybank Private Hospital now has more services available locally for our growing community on the southside.”

Paul Hughes and Di Cossor – employees for 40 years cut the cake.