Hon Kim Hames MB BS JP MLA

Hon Kim Hames MB BS JP MLA

Former Minister for Health; Tourism

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

    Next stage for Midland Health Campus

    1/12/2011 12:00 AM
     
    • St John of God Health Care preferred respondent to deliver first new hospital in Midland for 50 years
    • Modern, highly functional design to offer expanded services and over 300 beds
    • New hospital due to open in 2015
    St John of God Health Care has been named as the preferred respondent to partner with the State Government in delivering the people of Midland and surrounds a new 307-bed public hospital - the first in the area in more than 50 years.

    Treasurer Christian Porter said the detailed proposal put forward by St John of God Health Care was of an exceptionally high standard and was evaluated by a panel of experts across a range of fields to determine it best matched the State’s requirements.

    “The State will shortly begin contract negotiations with St John of God Health Care with a view to finalising the contractual details as soon as possible, to enable construction to start in mid-2012. The facility is due to open in mid-2015,” Mr Porter said.

    Health Minister Kim Hames said St John of God Health Care had proposed an exciting, modern, patient-centred design for the new health campus.

    “This design fits well within the historic Midland redevelopment precinct, is culturally appropriate, and will ensure the community and surrounds have access to high-quality, free public health care closer to home,” Dr Hames said.

    “The proposal illustrated a commitment to high-quality care and intent to deliver integrated and innovative health care for the population of Perth’s north eastern corridor.

    “Services will be expanded from those currently available at Swan District Hospital and there will be 50 per cent more beds to better meet the needs of patients now and into the future.

    “In addition St John of God Health Care will provide some private patient beds, which will benefit the community.”

    It is planned that Swan District Hospital will close upon the opening of Midland Health Campus. All permanent staff have the option to continue working with WA Health and be redeployed to another WA Health facility. The opening of new WA Health sites and the expansion of other sites and services means that demand will grow for staff throughout the metropolitan area.

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