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The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital at Buderim announces change of name to Buderim Private Hospital


From today, The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital at Buderim will now be known as Buderim Private Hospital.

With a number of new hospitals operating in the area with a similar title to its previous name, and after talking to the local community, employees and doctors, it was clear it was the right time for a change of name.

The new name, Buderim Private Hospital, not only honours the hospital’s history and strong ties to the local community but also seeks to recognise the unique care and services that Buderim Private Hospital provides.

General Manager of Buderim Private Hospital, Wallis Westbrook, said he anticipates the community will welcome the change.

“For almost 40 years we at the Buderim Private Hospital have placed the health and wellbeing of the Sunshine Coast community at the heart of our decision making and today’s announcement continues this long tradition of listening and responding to our community’s needs,” Mr Westbrook said.

“Since first opening our doors in 1980, this hospital has cared for hundreds of thousands of people and we look forward to continuing to provide high quality and compassionate care as Buderim Private Hospital,” he said.

Since the hospital is located centrally on the Sunshine Coast, changing the name to the Buderim Private Hospital makes the physical location much clearer to the entire Sunshine Coast Community, including how accessible it is to the Maroochydore CBD, Caloundra in the south, Noosa in the north and hinterland towns such as Maleny.

Buderim Private Hospital is committed to delivering innovative services to the community, including the Sunshine Coast’s first private Emergency Centre, scheduled to open in 2018.

The hospital’s onsite radiology service provider, Sunshine Coast Medical Imaging, will also change its name from today and be known as Buderim Private Medical Imaging.

Buderim Private Hospital has been serving the Sunshine Coast community since 1980 and is part of UnitingCare Health - one of the largest not-for-profit private hospital groups in Queensland which manages more than 1000 licensed beds across four hospitals.

The hospital has 25,000 patient admissions every year, has delivered more than 13,000 babies, employs more than 700 local people and has invested more than $70 million on new infrastructure and equipment since 2000.

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