The Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS) is a new specialist public health facility for Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS). It has been designed to provide a range of new and expanded healthcare services to meet the forecast demands of the region, including increased access to geriatric and specialist rehabilitation services, elective surgery and endoscopy services.
STARS is one of the largest concentrations of elective surgery, endoscopy and rehabilitation services in Australia. It is located in the Herston Health Precinct, one of the largest integrated health, teaching and research precincts in Australasia.
STARS will deliver 100 rehabilitation beds with collocated therapy spaces, a 28 bed geriatric evaluation and management service, seven theatres, three endoscopy rooms, a 28 bed short stay surgical unit, a 26 bed inpatient unit for future growth, outpatient clinics and clinical support services.
Johnstaff was engaged as Project Manager to lead the health facility planning and business case development for STARS. Following the business case’s submission, Johnstaff’s role was extended to include the role of Health Planning Advisor.
The design and construction of STARS was procured under a collaborative model. To ensure the health objectives were understood and met by the bidders, Johnstaff worked with the shortlisted tenderers in the development of their proposals.
As a trusted advisor, Johnstaff subsequently provided strategic and technical advice to MNHHS and Queensland Treasury on the viability and capability of the shortlisted proposals.
Developed a planning solution that promoted the integration of clinical, teaching and research
Implemented strong processes to maintain alignment of scope, design and budget
Delivered the business case within tight timeframes to support investment decision- making