Deckshield ID, a polyurethane deck coating system from Flowcrete was installed on the roof-level helipad at the Nambour General Hospital on the Sunshine Coast. The installation, which used about 1500 square metres of Flowcrete’s polyurethane deck coating, was carried out as part of a wider multi-million-dollar Government-funded refurbishment project. The upgrade of the helipad was required to accommodate a new fleet of larger helicopters.

Nambour General Hospital is a large regional public hospital located on the Sunshine Coast and servicing Nambour and the hinterland region. The rooftop helipad needed to be refurbished and upgraded to accommodate a larger, faster and better equipped fleet of aircraft set to be used by the hospital to deliver emergency medical care to patients across the Sunshine Coast.

Deckshield ID in a grey shade, incorporating bright demarcation and signage was selected to protect the helipad. The polyurethane deck coating system was specified largely due to its effective anti-slip profile and ability to cope with heavy-duty wear and tear.

Deckshield ID is a low VOC, solvent-free, flexible polyurethane deck coating system providing a colourful, watertight and hardwearing surface coating.

Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick said that funding was being used to upgrade critical health infrastructure requiring urgent maintenance. Recognising the need to maintain and improve health services, no matter where they are located, the Government has injected $2 million into the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service to fund important refurbishments and maintenance works at Gympie and Nambour General hospitals.

"We're committed to ensuring the facilities in Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service are enhanced and appropriately equipped to deliver vital health services," added Mr Dick.