Looking towards the new Sunshine Coast University Public Hospital from Currimundi.
Looking towards the new Sunshine Coast University Public Hospital from Currimundi. Picasa

Book your tour of Sunshine Coast University Hospital

IT'S been years in the making and now you can take a sneak peek at the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

Sunshine and Cooloola Coast residents are invited to register to be part of a community tour day at SCUH on Saturday, February 25.

Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service chief executive Kevin Hegarty said almost 3000 residents would be given a tour of the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital before it opens to the public next month.

The day will run from 10am to 3pm and include 30-minute guided tours of areas including the Adem Crosby Centre, Women's and Families, Emergency Department, Outpatients and the Sunshine Coast Health Institute.

"Our dedicated staff have been working hard to deliver this exceptional hospital for the community," Mr Hegarty said.

"I'm extremely proud of what we have achieved and excited to now be able to showcase this fantastic facility to the community before services commence.

"I'm sure the tours and events planned for the day will provide the community with a real sense of pride in their new hospital."

Mr Hegarty said attendance numbers were limited and registration was a must.

"While we would like to be able show more people through, many parts of the hospital have now been clinically cleaned and fully fitted out in readiness for patients," he said.

Online bookings are essential to take a 30-minute guided tour through the new state-of-the-art health facility.

To avoid disappointment on the day, proof of your booking must be brought along with you to the event.

The tours cover a large distance and are fast paced to ensure the community has an overview of the key areas they may visit once the facility is operational. Comfortable shoes and clothing are recommended for the tours.

To cater for the community on the day, a number of transport options will be provided. Free parking will be available in the main multi-deck carpark, P1, along with end-of-trip facilities for cyclists.

Sunbus will be running additional services to the SCUH bus station. Visit translink.com.au to plan your journey or phone 13 12 30.

To book a tour click here.

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