The health and wellbeing industry is booming on the Sunshine Coast, propelled by the $5 billion Sunshine Coast Health Precinct – Australia’s largest health infrastructure project currently being developed.
Dynamic and innovative health, medical and research organisations are invited to be part of Queensland’s fastest growing region.
Region shaping initiatives
- Medifarm - Australia’s first licensed medicinal cannabis cultivation, production and manufacturing facility.
- Mind and Neuroscience - Thompson Institute – world leading research and suicide prevention alliance.
- Wandi Nerida - the first residential eating disorder facility in Australia.
- Vitality Village – a collaborative integrated care facility with a unique business model.
- SunRamp - The SunRamp accelerator program is based on a proven approach targeted to health technology businesses to scale-up and capitalise on capability of the Sunshine Coast Submarine Cable Network.
A destination for medical tourism
The region offers a range of medical and wellbeing services, support and accommodation to suit all requirements and budgets, either for patients taking advantage of internationally acclaimed health professionals or as a place to recover and recuperate.
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Key health and wellbeing industry participants
MEDIFARM is the first company in Australia to be fully licenced to cultivate and manufacture medicinal cannabis.
“MEDIFARM chose to be based on the Sunshine Coast due to the region's ideal growing conditions, access to world class health care and medical research facilities, as well as the local government support.”
Adam Benjamin, Founding Director
The Sunshine Coast Health Institute (SCHI) is a collaborative partnership between the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, USC, TAFE Queensland, and Griffith University. Together, the SCHI partners provide a range of educational tools and training to develop and improve the skills of doctors, nurses, allied health workers, health professionals and vocational students.
The Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience – Thompson Institute was established by USC as a hub for world-class mental health research, teaching and clinical services.
“The Sunshine Coast’s emergence as a leading hub for health practice and education, coupled with its collaborative community made it the best location for the Thompson Institute to conduct research that will transform how we treat Australia’s most pressing mental health issues.”
Professor Jim Lagopoulos, Director