New Kallangur Satellite Hospital Leads Way with Dialysis and Rehab Gym

Did you know that the recently opened Kallangur Satellite Hospital is the first Satellite Hospital in Queensland to host a kidney dialysis and a rehabilitation gym? 

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The 12-chair kidney dialysis unit can treat about 48 patients every week, offering a desperately needed dialysis service closer to where patients live.

The satellite hospital, which first began welcoming patients in December 2023, also offers more standard care services besides offering kidney dialysis and rehabilitation services.

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The new Kallangur health facility houses a Minor Illness and Injury Clinic offering free urgent care for patients with non-life threatening conditions who may not have access to a general practitioner. This walk-in clinic treats ailments such as simple fractures, sprains, strains, and minor head injuries from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily, with on-site x-ray capabilities.

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Additionally, the Kallangur facility contains dedicated spaces for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services, along with outpatient oral healthcare. By providing these convenient community health resources under one roof, the centre aims to improve access and equity for the region’s residents.

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Minister for Health, Mental Health, and Ambulance Services Shannon Fentiman said the in-house renal dialysis and oral health services, as well as the new Minor Injury and Illness Clinic are a game changer for the community, reducing travel time and providing more options for families to access world-class healthcare.

Both walk-in and appointment patients have been making use of the convenient new location over the last four weeks it has been operating.

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The Kallangur hospital is part of Queensland’s $377 million Satellite Hospital Program, which has established seven community-based health centres across South East Queensland to date. 

Kallangur joins four other existing satellite hospitals located in the towns of Tugun, Caboolture, Ripley, and Redlands, further expanding access to care across the state’s fastest growing regions. This network of localised treatment facilities aims to take pressure off major hospitals whilst providing nearby health services for residents.

Two further Satellite Hospitals at Bribie Island and Eight Mile Plains are due to open their doors in 2024.

Published 5-January-2024