Hon Kim Hames MB BS JP MLA

Hon Kim Hames MB BS JP MLA

Former Minister for Health; Tourism

    Planning progresses on Busselton Health Campus

    21/09/2011 12:00 AM
     
    • New Busselton Health Campus to be built on existing site
    • Project Definition Plan shows the site accommodates all proposed services
    • Architect and design team set to be appointed
    Detailed design work for the $117.9million Busselton Health Campus is set to start with the way being cleared by the completion of the first stage of planning.

    Health Minister Kim Hames said today the Project Definition Plan had been completed which confirmed that the campus could be built on the existing site with room for future expansion to meet community needs.

    “The Project Definition Plan shows the site can accommodate all of the services that are proposed, but it does not provide the final design yet,” Dr Hames said.

    “An architect and design team will be appointed soon to do the detailed design work for the project.

    “We expect to soon be able to announce the appointment of the design team and once this has happened will be able to commence the final design.

    “Construction is on target to start in mid-2012 with the campus being completed in 2014.”
     
    Busselton Health Campus is being built with $77.4million of Department of Health capital funding and $40.5million from Royalties for Regions.

    The scope of the project includes a new hospital, new community health centre and a new community mental health clinic on the existing hospital site.

           Fact File
    • The new Busselton Health Campus will include a total of 64 overnight and 20 same-day beds, a renal unit, two theatres, a procedure room, an expanded Emergency Department, an expanded medical imaging department and an ambulatory care centre including community health, community mental health, aged care, dental clinic and specialist outpatient consulting rooms
    • Construction due to start next year. For more details, visit: http://www.wacountry.health.wa.gov.au/default.asp?documentid=986

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