The new Kalgoorlie Health Campus came a step closer today with the awarding of the tender for the next phase of its $55.8million redevelopment.
Health Minister Kim Hames has announced that Pindan Pty Ltd will undertake the most extensive phase of the redevelopment which will start early next year.
“It will involve the demolition of an old building and construction of a new block on the front of the site,” Dr Hames said.
“A new front entrance and foyer for the hospital will be created which will lead to the new emergency and medical imaging departments.
“The Emergency Department’s capacity will increase from 11 to 16 treatment bays, including resuscitation bays for patients requiring the highest level of care, and isolation and single treatment rooms.
“A fast-track facility is also included and will operate in the busiest times to reduce waiting times for patients.
“A new four-bed observation ward and a six-bed special care unit will be co-located with the Emergency Department, which will be completed in late 2012 to give the most seriously ill patients the best continuity of care.”
The Minister said phase two of the upgrade would add to infrastructure upgrades built as part of earlier work and the Palliative Care Unit, which was opened earlier this month.
The $55.8million Stage One Redevelopment of Kalgoorlie Health Campus includes $15.8million from the State Government’s Royalties for Regions fund. The project is scheduled for completion late in 2013.
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