The Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS) is the first building to be completed as part of the Herston Quarter Redevelopment Project, bringing new and additional specialist public health services to the established Herston Health Precinct. The facility will provide specialised care for long stay acute rehabilitation patients and will efficiently deliver additional elective surgery services. The patient-centred model of care is designed to improve patient outcomes and will become a centre of choice for complex geriatric and rehabilitation care.
Due to commence clinical services from February 2021, STARS will support the transformation of rehabilitation and surgical services and increase access to planned procedures and elective surgery. This innovative facility will comprise 182 beds, special purpose rehabilitation support areas and a surgical and endoscopic centre with surgical inpatient rooms, operating theatres, endoscopy rooms and recovery spaces. The University of Queensland will offer specialist clinical training and research opportunities within the STARS facility and STARS will become a magnet for attracting and retaining the best minds and clinicians.