A state-of-the-art, eight storey medical and teaching facility will begin construction mid-this year in Maroochydore.

It’s going to focus on the management of musculo-skeletal conditions.

ABC’s Jess Lamb caught up with Tom Patrick who is the Head of Healthcare Property at Barwon Investment Partners and asked why the region needs a new private hospital?

To listen to the full interview visit the ABC website here.