Labor earmarks Weinam Creek PDA at Redland Bay as location for local satellite hospital

WEINAM Creek at Redland Bay has been earmarked as the preferred location for Labor's satellite hospital.

ON THE BAY: Weinam Creek has been selected as the preferred location for Labor's satellite hospital.

ON THE BAY: Weinam Creek has been selected as the preferred location for Labor's satellite hospital.

In a video with Redlands MP Kim Richards, Deputy Premier Steven Miles said one of seven satellite hospitals the government had committed to building if re-elected would be based on the bay.

Ms Richards said the coastal location would help service the southern Redlands and island communities.

Labor would work with council to build the facility, having already committed to investing $265 million for seven hospitals if successful at the election later this month.

"They are specifically designed to service communities who can't readily access hospitals," Mr Miles said in the video.

"Here in the Redlands we are going to put it right at the harbour where the boats leave to service southern Redland City as well as the Moreton Bay islands."

Redands MP Kim Richards said building the hospital at Weinam Creek would allow it to service the whole community.

"I know how important access is to help services for our island community, and I know how much our southern Redlands is growing," she said.

Russell Island Development Association president Ian Olsson raised concerns about how the hospital could affect council's multi-storey car park planned for the Weinam Creek area.

"There is no conceivable way a car park of size for islanders could fit now where Kim Richards and Steven Miles are proposing a satellite hospital," he said.

"There seems to be a poor partnership between the state and council on this one."

Mr Miles said a re-elected Labor government would work with council to use the Priority Development Area.

"It will mean that if people have to go from then islands and can access health care right there, they won't have to get themselves from the boat to the hospital and back again," he said.

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