Hospital well and truly covered

The new roof on the historic Stanthorpe Hospital.

The Stanthorpe Hospital roofing project has been completed with “spectacular results”, Queensland Health says.

Darling Downs Health Executive Director Infrastructure Dr Paul Clayton said the grand structure had been returned to its former glory.

“The project delivered new roofing to both the main hospital building and the Western Annexe,” Dr Clayton said.

“The main building is a magnificent example of 1930s architecture, so we are very pleased to have it looking brand new once again.

“Of course this is about more than just looks, the project was undertaken to ensure we provide the best possible facility for our patients, visitors and staff.

“More than 40,500 tiles were used, with 26,500 being replaced on the main building and 14,000 on the Western Annexe, so this was a very significant project.

“I would like to acknowledge our Darling Downs Health project officer Jamie Ryan for his efforts in working with hospital management and staff, and the construction contractors McNab Constructions, to see that the project went as smoothly as possible and was finished ahead of time.”

Stanthorpe Hospital Acting Director of Nursing Vanessa Rolph said the end-result of the project was a credit to all involved.

“It has been a major undertaking but throughout the project we have maintained services with minimal disruptions,” she said.

“I would like to thank our patients, visitors and staff for their understanding while works were underway, and the project team for seeing that everything ran smoothly.

“I think all would agree, the results are outstanding.”

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