Satellite Hospitals ProgramTugun & Ripley




Ripley, Brisbane


Hutchinson Builders

As part of a programme to relieve pressure on the Healthcare System, Queensland Health is constructing a number of Satellite Hospitals in Southeast Queensland.

Tugun and Ripley Satellite Hospitals form part of seven new Satellite Hospitals providing various services, including:

  • Minor injury and illness clinic
  • Outpatients Renal/Allied Health
  • Outpatients – Women and Newborns
  • Day Medical (Tugun Satellite Hospital)
  • Renal Dialysis (Tugun Satellite Hospital)

Satellite hospitals have been built in major growth areas to allow people to access healthcare services in a purpose-built community setting, closer to home, without having to travel to a major hospital’s emergency department.

VAE Group were engaged by Hutchinson Builders to design and construct the mechanical services for both the Tugun and Ripley Satellite Hospitals. Tugun Satellite Hospital forms part of the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service (GCHHS), and Ripley forms part of the West Moreton Hospital and Health Service (WMHHS).

The mechanical services design is based on a Chilled Water System, consisting of two high efficiency 300 kW air-cooled chillers, serving Air Handling Units (AHUs), each equipped with UV lights to enhance air quality. Air distribution is via Variable Air Volume (VAV) systems. Both building include a central Building Management System (BMS) that is connected back to the regional offices.