Queensland Health and Gold Coast Health recently hosted community listening pop-ups at the Pines Shopping Centre in Elanora to prepare for the opening of the Tugun Satellite Hospital in mid-November.
Thanks to everyone who dropped by to say “hi” during the three days we held the pop-ups.
There were lots of questions about the new facility as well as a few visits from health care professionals keen to discuss employment opportunities (visit Smart Jobs to keep informed).
We are also inviting the community to join us in celebrating with a Community Open Day on Friday 10 November, 10am–3pm onsite at 57 Boyd Street, Tugun.
Due to open to patients from 15 November, the Tugun Satellite Hospital is a significant addition to Gold Coast Health’s infrastructure, supporting the Emergency Departments at both Gold Coast University Hospital and Robina.
The Tugun Satellite Hospital’s opening will be staged, starting with a Minor Injury and Illness Clinic, which will provide walk-in healthcare for patients with urgent non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses.
It will be free for Medicare cardholders and will operate from 8am–10pm, seven days a week.
Patients should be aware that in life-threatening health care emergencies, they should always dial Triple Zero (000) or visit the nearest emergency department.
They can also call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) for health advice, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.