Whether you’re a recent arrival or a long-time local, being familiar with Ipswich hospitals is essential in the event of an emergency – so who’s who?
As Queensland’s oldest provincial city, Ipswich has a rich history that most people passing through wouldn’t even realise. Renowned for its architectural, natural and cultural heritage, Ipswich was originally established in 1827 as a mining settlement. With more than 6,000 heritage listed sites and over 550 parks, Ipswich has begun to shake off it’s reputation as a less than desirable alternative to Brisbane thanks to retail precinct redevelopments, extremely well regarded schools, and many more investments into the area as a means to prepare for it’s expected population boom.
While it may come as a surprise to some and old news to others, Ipswich has been identified as the fastest growing region in South East Queensland. Two major developments are currently underway at Springfield and Ripley, and will be central to housing this growth. The multibillion-dollar Greater Springfield development was awarded World’s Best Master Planned Community 2010 and is designed to grow to an ultimate population of 85,000. With an enormous level of funding and investment being poured into transport, education, healthcare, retail and housing, this region is projected to be home to 105,000 total residents as soon as 2030.
Along with the Ipswich region, the whole of Queensland is currently experiencing an interstate migration boom. The global pandemic has changed the way we work, live and play, and when compared to our southern neighbours, Queenslanders have had it relatively lax in terms of lockdowns and social distancing restrictions. Interestingly, it’s the healthcare industry that is the fourth biggest employer in Ipswich. With just 7% of the region’s population working within this field and an annual job growth sitting at 37%, this may help to explain the world class quality care available and their related specialities.
An Introduction To Ipswich Hospitals
In the event that you or someone you love needs urgent medical attention in this part of Queensland, there’s a high chance that you will come across one of the Ipswich hospitals that service this region. While there are both public and private hospitals that are found in the area, let’s explore the medical care that they provide and specialise in.
Ipswich Hospital – As the major public health care facility in the West Moreton region, Ipswich Hospital is located 40km west of Brisbane. Originally opened all the way back in 1880, Ipswich Hospital has 351 beds with it’s on site specialties including anaesthetics, emergency, medicine, surgery, intensive and coronary care, orthopaedics, obstetrics, paediatrics, palliative care, rehabilitation, mental health and allied health services. The Ipswich Hospital Expansion Project of 2014 was worth $122 million, as a means to cater for the growing population of this city.
St Andrews Private Hospital – St Andrew’s Ipswich Private Hospital is a fully accredited advanced surgical, medical and obstetric hospital situated just five minutes from the Ipswich CBD. The hospital is licensed for 175 beds, and healthcare services provided by St Andrews include a 24 hour emergency department, a cardiac catheter laboratory, day oncology, renal dialysis, maternity and paediatrics health services, rehabilitation, and units that specialise in intensive care and coronary care.
Mater Private Hospital Springfield – The Mater Healthcare’s newest facility, Mater Private Hospital Springfield, first opened its doors to the people of Greater Springfield in 2015. With eighty private beds along with a day surgery unit, the hospital provides the local community with access to innovative, world-class healthcare facilities including four digitally-integrated operating theatres and a state-of-the-art cancer care centre. The addition of this precinct has helped to take pressure off the existing Ipswich hospital network.
In June 2021, the Queensland Government announced its plans for a new public hospital to be built in Springfield with capacity for 174 beds, bringing better health services to Ipswich residents’ doorsteps. The new Mater Public Hospital Springfield will include an emergency department, an intensive care unit, maternity service and more procedural areas.
Needless to say, if you find yourself in the event where you need access to state of the art healthcare in Ipswich, you’re in good hands – but what if you want to be one of the ones administering that care?
Pursuing A Medical Career In Ipswich
If you’re on the hunt for GP or doctor roles in the Sunshine State, there’s a chance that you’ll either want to work a little, a lot – or somewhere in between. Ipswich based doctor jobs with House Call Doctor offer flexibility, with shifts that fit around your current workload, personal commitments, or even just lifestyle preferences.
Whether you’re looking to travel, increase your earning potential, gain experience, or even just have a desire for greater job satisfaction, moving to Ipswich paired with a career with House Call Doctor could be the answer that you’ve been looking for.
Are you –
- An Australian or Internationally Trained Medical Graduate
- Have full registration with the Medical Board of Australia
- Have two years post graduate experience, including experience in paediatrics, accident and emergency, general medicine and surgery
If you can answer yes to all of the above, then why not consider registering your interest for doctor jobs with House Call Doctor today, and be a part of the medical revolution.