Pindara Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Pindara Private Hospital History

Our History

40 years

Check out our 40 Year Video on YouTube.

Pindara is an aboriginal name meaning “high place”

1971 Pindara was built by Allan and Gwen Ramsay. At the time the hospital offered approximately 64 beds and 3 operating theatres
1986 Australian Hospital Care Limited purchased Pindara
1987 First Private Emergency Department in Australia established
1993 Operating theatres were upgraded and the number increased from 4 to 5
1995 47 bed wing (Maternity/Surgical and medical beds) added
1997/98 Pindara Day Procedure Centre opened
2000 New 12 bed Critical Care Unit
2001 Purchased by Mayne Health
2003 Purchased by Affinity Health
2004 Building of Cardiac Cath Lab, new CSD, 6th operating theatre added
2005 (April) Purchased by Ramsay Health Care
2006 (June) Expansion of Neonatal Nursery from 4 to 16 cots
2007 East Wing Upgrade-refurbishment of 80 beds
2008 (December) Pindara Emergency Centre celebrates 21 years

Commencement of Stage 1 major redevelopment project including

  • a 50 bed ward
  • four additional operating theatres
  • A suite of specialists’ rooms
  • A multi storey car park
2010 (November) Stage one of the redevelopment completed. New 13 Paediatrics ward and new surgical ward opened.

Stage 2 Development officially opened and named the Dr David Lindsay Wing

This 5 story wing features:

  • 5 new wards – 2 new 29 bed surgical wards, a 25 bed Neurosciences Unit with 4 bed Close Observation Unit; and a 29 bed Oncology Unit) bringing the total number of licensed beds at Pindara to 348.
  • 2 operating theatres (including a cutting edge Hybrid theatre)
  • New state-of- the- art kitchen facilities
 2015 Pindara Rehabilitation Unit opened
Pindara Renal Unit opened
Pindara Chronic Pain Unit opened
2016 2 new operating theatres opened bringing the total number of theatres onsite to 14.
A major renovation and expansion project commences to triple the size of the Pindara Emergency Centre.
2021 2 new operating theatres opened bringing the total number of theatres onsite to 16.
2 new wards all with single ensuited rooms
Increased capacity for Day Infusion and Renal Dialysis Services

Pindara is now the centre of the busiest private healthcare precinct on the Gold Coast and prides itself on offering medical and hospital services that are of the highest standard possible.