Hon Kim Hames MB BS JP MLA

Hon Kim Hames MB BS JP MLA

Former Minister for Health; Tourism

    Kalgoorlie Hospital redevelopment update

    13/05/2009 12:00 AM
     

    Further key appointments have been made for the $55.8million redevelopment of Kalgoorlie Hospital, Health Minister Kim Hames announced today.

     

    Dr Hames said NS Projects had been appointed project managers of the redevelopment with Donald Cant Watts Corke (DCWC) appointed as cost manager.

     

    “Both positions will play key roles in delivering the redevelopment within the fastest possible time frame,” he said.

     

    “The project manager will work very closely with the Project Control Group, architects Peter Hunt & Lyons Architects, and the cost manager to control the cost, time frames and quality of the project.

     

    “The cost manager will provide detailed documentation on the estimated costs from the plans created by the architects and reports provided by the structural, civil and services engineering consultants.

     

    “These appointments mean we are well on track to delivering this vital project to the Goldfields on schedule by 2012.”

     

    Kalgoorlie MLA John Bowler welcomed the appointments, saying the State Government was obviously fast-tracking the hospital redevelopment, something that would be most welcome in the Goldfields.

     

    The forward works for the redevelopment have begun and included the replacement and upgrade of the emergency generator sets and flood-proofing near the current Emergency Department.

     

    The Minister said the redevelopment would offer a range of benefits including a new Emergency Department, a new palliative care unit with courtyard and creation of a hospital entrance.

     

    The Royalties for Regions program has provided $15.8million of the funding for the project.

     

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