Ipswich Hospital Fever Clinic moves to new permanent home

The Ipswich Hospital Fever Clinic is moving to a permanent home on Saturday 17 July.

West Moreton Health's new, purpose-built fever clinic is located in Court Street (about 200m from the rear entrance to the hospital - just look for the sign).

The Ipswich Hospital Fever Clinic has operated from the Jubilee Building since March 2020, and the space it occupied will revert to clinical use.

Chief Operating Officer Matthew Tallis said patient and staff safety were key considerations in deciding the location and design of the new fever clinic.

“This clinic will enable West Moreton Health staff to conduct tests in a safe and secure way, and it will improve patient flow,” he said.

“The new clinic will be easily accessible for consumers with wheelchairs and prams, and it has a dedicated drop-off zone.”

The clinic demountable was built off-site and lowered into place by crane on 11 June. The 12m x 6m building includes an awning, so consumers waiting in line can shelter from the weather.

The walk-in clinic will be open seven days a week, and no appointments are required. See the West Moreton Health webpage for current clinic hours.

The Ipswich Hospital Museum, which closed to make room for the fever clinic in March 2020, will return to the Jubilee Building when it reopens after renovations.

The Living Well and Crisis Space support teams will also move into the Jubilee Building when renovations are complete.