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Brighton Health Campus - History: 2010s

Evolution of the Eventide Nursing Home and Brighton Health Campus

Milestones

2010

On the 14 July, The Hornibrook Bridge closed as too much of the Hornibrook's hardwood - predominantly ironbark - had rotted and the bridge was no longer safe.

  • In the 2011 census, Brighton recorded a population of 9,012 people, 51.1% female and 48.9% male.
  • The population of Sandgate was 4,626 (51.4% female and 48.6% male)
  • The population of Shorncliffe was 1,914 (49.3% female and 50.7% male).
  • The population on Bracken Ridge was 16,799 (51.2% female and 48.8% male).

The Metro North Health Service District includes the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, The Prince Charles Hospital, Redcliffe Hospital, Caboolture Hospital, Kilcoy Hospital, Brighton Health Services, Primary and Community Health Service, Mental Health Services, Oral Health Services and Subacute Services.

Residential facilities managed by the district include the Eventide Brighton Nursing Home, Ashworth House, Jacana Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Bracken Ridge, Cooinda House and The Halwyn Centre.

  • The Brighton Health Campus and Services operates 470 beds in five locations across the Metro North Health Service District geographical area. The Eventide Residential Aged Care Facility has 169 beds across four accommodation units and provides high aged care, psychogeriatric and secure dementia residential care and support to the elderly and those with a disability.
  • The Brighton Subacute Service provides 34 residential transition care beds and 44 rehabilitation beds. The first 10 rehabilitation beds were opened in June 2010 with the remaining 34 beds opened in June 2011.
  • The Jacana Acquired Brain Injury Services is a 16 bed dual diagnosis unit providing assessment, therapies and residential services for younger people with acquired brain injury and mental health conditions.

Highlights:

  • Approval of Queensland Health capital funding to undertake master planning for the Brighton Health Campus.
  • Individual lifestyle care plans implemented for each resident at the Halwyn Centre.
  • Development of an intranet site for Brighton Health Campus and Services.
  • Seek formal approval for a site name change to the Brighton Health Campus to facilitate appropriate way-finding for patients, residents, visitors, staff and emergency services.
  • Progress the application to formalise the gazetting of the Brighton Health Campus as a hospital site.
2011

There was an Incremental opening of rehabilitation beds to 32 beds as at June 2011, with an additional six beds bringing Rehabilitation to full bed capacity of 50 beds by June 2012.

Highlights:

  • Implement a 24/7 call center for the Brighton Health Campus and Services.
  • Community forum held in June 2011 to identify future service needs.
  • Implementation of a fully-plated food service across the patient and resident care units on the Brighton Health Campus site.
  • Participation in the evacuation of patients from Cairns as a result of the impact of Cyclone Yasi.
2014

Work began in 2014 to replace the Shorncliffe Pier with a concrete and steel pile foundation, wooden decking and handrails and a larger rotunda - this reopened in 2016.

2016

A major upgrade of public dining, staff lounge and staff dining areas took place at the Brighton Health Campus. The facility also received a new state of the art kitchen, canteen and servery for both public and staff.

The inaugural annual Healthy Ageing Expo was held on Friday 19th August 2016 with the dedicated staff from the Brighton Health Campus discussing rehabilitation and transition care, covering falls prevention, pressure injury prevention and more. Visitors to the Expo were able to discuss these topics with physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers and nurses. People in the local community were invited to provide feedback on the draft vision for the Brighton Health Campus, which was originally developed through extensive community consultation during 2015. Currently the vision is focused on building strong links with the local community as well as increasing social activities within the campus.

Ongoing

Today, the Brighton Health Campus is incorporated into Community, Indigenous and Subacute Services. 40 residential aged care beds are provided at Gannet House, plus 70 residential transition care beds, 70 community transition care beds and 50 beds for rehabilitation, and potential for future growth. The Campus delivers residential transition care services for older people, and a rehabilitation unit specialising in neurological physiotherapy, such as stroke rehabilitation. The Vision for Brighton has four themes - delivering health services, creating a community, social health and well-being, and research, training and education.

Portraits

Old Hornibrook Bridge Closed on 14 July 2010. 612 ABC Brisbane.

Brighton Health Campus Canteen renovation 2016. from KenBar Constructions.

Brighton Health Campus Kitchen renovation 2016. from KenBar Constructions.

Healthy Ageing Expo 2016. from Sandgate Guide.

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