Hon Kim Hames MB BS JP MLA
Former Minister for Health; Tourism
Health Minister Kim Hames announced today the new $138million Hedland Health Campus has been completed on schedule.
Dr Hames said he was delighted to see the new campus delivered on time to provide the growing Pilbara community with new modern purpose-built facilities.
“This new centre will bring together the majority of health related services that are currently spread over sites in both South and Port Hedland, to become a health care hub for the Pilbara region,” he said.
The campus, officially handed over by the Doric Construction Group which has been building the new facility over the past 18 months, will replace the ageing health campus in Port Hedland.
“This $138million project will replace the existing Port Hedland Regional Hospital, which was erected as a temporary building following the devastation of Cyclone Joan in 1975,” the Minister said.
“Over the next few weeks staff will be moving into the new campus which will provide Pilbara residents with access to more specialists in one convenient location.”
The new Hedland Health Campus will provide a range of health services including:
· in-patient beds
· special care nursery
· 24-hour emergency department
· an operating suite with two operating theatres
· dedicated ward areas for medical/surgical, obstetrics and paediatrics and a high dependency unit
· day surgery
· ambulatory care wing including renal dialysis and consultation facilities for primary health and mental health services
· medical imaging, pathology and inpatient pharmacy services
· outpatient and allied health services such as child health, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology and home nursing services
· visiting specialist services such as adult and paediatric cardiology; echo cardiology; ear, nose and throat; ophthalmology; orthopaedics; podiatry; nephrology; respiratory medicine; rheumatology; urology; obstetrics and gynaecology; paediatrics; and anaesthetics
· support services buildings.
An open day is being held at the new campus on Saturday, November 6 from 10am-2pm.
“This will give members of the local community an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the new campus before it is fully operational in mid-November,” Dr Hames said.
To find out more about the development visit the website at http://www.wacountry.health.wa.gov.au/hedlandhc