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QEI to open new Brisbane clinic by July

20/03/2019By Myles Hume
The Queensland Eye Institute (QEI) is establishing a second clinic in Brisbane to alleviate capacity issues and expand its patient service.

The institute has signed a lease for approximately 520sqm of space in a new medical centre, located in Brisbane’s northern suburb of Clayfield, where up to four clinicians will be able to provide a range of subspecialty ophthalmic services.

QEI CEO Professor Mark Radford told Insight more clinical space was needed because the present South Brisbane clinic had reached capacity.

“We decided to establish a new clinic to service the northern suburbs. When a purpose built medical centre in Clayfield became available, we decided to take the opportunity while it was there. Part of this decision was to ensure that we could meet future needs,” he said.

“We have just commenced a fit out, which will provide comprehensive ophthalmic services, including minor procedures. We hope the fit out will be completed by 1 July.”

He declined to disclose the cost of the new project due to it being “currently commercial in confidence”.

The new facility is centrally located in Brisbane’s Northside at 695 Sandgate Road, Clayfield, 4011. Radford said QEI clinicians would continue to utilise facilities at the South Bank Day Hospital.

All profits generated from clinical services go towards funding the work of QEI Foundation, particularly the organisation’s ongoing research and education projects.

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