Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS)
The Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS) will be the cornerstone of the redeveloped Herston Quarter, bringing additional public health services to 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 rehabilitation care.
Due to open in 2021, the STARS will support the transformation of rehabilitation and surgical services across Queensland. This innovative facility will comprise 184 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 through the STARS facility which will become a magnet for attracting and retaining the best minds and clinicians.
Image courtesy of Australian Unity: Artist impression of the Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS) building at Herston that is due for completion in 2020.