Hon Christian Porter BA(Hons) BEc LLB(UWA) MSc(Dist)(LSE) MLA

Hon Christian Porter BA(Hons) BEc LLB(UWA) MSc(Dist)(LSE) MLA

Former Treasurer; Attorney General

    Two years on at major public hospital project

    23/09/2011 12:00 AM
     
    • Last concrete poured on main hospital building
    • $2billion Fiona Stanley Hospital project on time and on budget
    • Fiona Stanley Hospital will open to public patients in 2014
    Pouring of the last concrete on the main Fiona Stanley Hospital building by Treasurer Christian Porter celebrated the two-year project construction anniversary at the Murdoch site, today.

    Mr Porter said the ‘topping out’ was a significant milestone for the Fiona Stanley Hospital project, which was on time and on budget for a 2014 opening.

    “So much has been achieved since the project started in September 2009. Eight of the nine buildings are under construction and the mental health unit is due to start soon,” the Treasurer said.

    “The final concrete pour on the roof of the main hospital building allows for the installation of the facades and weather proofing to begin transforming Fiona Stanley Hospital from a construction site into the State’s flagship public hospital.”

    As a further celebration of the milestone, the public will be able to see for the first time, a time lapse multimedia presentation of hospital images of construction from January 1, 2010 through to its current stage.

    This presentation shows the rapid progress that the project has achieved in its first two years.

    When Fiona Stanley Hospital opens in 2014 it will provide a full range of acute medical and surgical services; the State burns service; the State Rehabilitation Service; state-of-the-art emergency care which will support a major trauma centre; and comprehensive cancer services, including radiotherapy treatment facilities, medical oncology and haematology.

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