Detailed designing of the $120.4million Busselton Health Campus has started with the finalisation of the concept plan for construction.
Health Minister Kim Hames said today that the concept plan had been agreed following consultation with community representatives and by working with expert user groups in the local health service.
“Three options were developed and then reviewed in detail before the preferred option was selected,” Dr Hames said.
“The project has now moved on to the schematic design stage where the concept plan is filled out with the details of individual rooms and departments.”
The concept plan confirms that the new health campus can be completed within the scope and budget however, changes to the local roads will be required so the shire and local community will be consulted on this.
At the same time, the Minister confirmed that the budget for the project had been increased to $120.45million with the inclusion of $2.55million from the Federal Government’s Health and Hospitals Fund for the expansion of the dental clinic.
“With the inclusion of an extra $2.55million from the Health and Hospitals Fund, the dental clinic strengthens the ambulatory care services on the campus to help meet the needs of the community into the future,” Dr Hames said.
The project remains on target to begin construction in mid-2012 and to be completed in mid-2014.
Busselton Health Campus includes 64 overnight and 20 same-day beds, a renal unit, two theatres, procedure room, expanded Emergency Department, expanded medical imaging department and ambulatory care centre including community health, community mental health, aged care, dental clinic and specialist outpatient consulting rooms
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