Health Minister Dr Kim Hames announced that experienced builder Robinson Buildtech had been appointed to complete the forward works as part of the $55.8million redevelopment of Kalgoorlie Hospital.
“The forward works will address the drainage issues at the front of the current Emergency Department and also include replacement of the emergency generator set and its housing,” Dr Hames said.
“It is essential that these works are completed in 2009 prior to the commencement of the main works for the redevelopment of Kalgoorlie Hospital next year.”
The Minister said the tender period for the architectural services closed in February and the selection process was under way.
“Following the appointment of an architect, the newly-formed Kalgoorlie Hospital Redevelopment Project Control Group will meet with them to commence the detailed design for the main parts of the redevelopment,” he said.
“Kalgoorlie Hospital is a vital regional facility and its redevelopment is a key priority of the Liberal-National Government. We are fast tracking the redevelopment process as much as we can, with one of the first steps, the appointment of the $1.4million tender for forward works.
“I thank Kalgoorlie MLA John Bowler for his ongoing commitment to providing better access to health care services for the people of Kalgoorlie.”
Independent local member John Bowler said that after years of Labor’s broken promises on the upgrade of the Kalgoorlie Hospital, he was very pleased that the Liberal-National Government had got the job started within six months under its Royalties for Regions Program, which provided $15.8million of the funding.
Robinson Buildtech is a Perth-based company that has carried out similar works to these in the Goldfields region. The redevelopment is scheduled to be completed in 2012.
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