Hon Kim Hames MB BS JP MLA

Hon Kim Hames MB BS JP MLA

Former Minister for Health; Tourism

    Next step for Kalgoorlie Health Campus redevelopment

    7/05/2013 12:00 AM
    • State Government awards $17million for Kalgoorlie Health Campus
    • Outpatient and specialist clinics next stage of $55.8million redevelopment
    • Works include $3.8million cancer centre

    The State Government has awarded the $17million tender for the next stage of the redevelopment of the Kalgoorlie Health Campus - part of the biggest hospital building program in Western Australia’s history.


    Health Minister Kim Hames announced today that Pindan Pty Ltd had been awarded the $17million tender for the new outpatient and specialist clinics.


    Dr Hames said clinics would be established with a major refurbishment of the former medical imaging and emergency building.


    “These works will link in with the newly-built emergency department, high dependency unit and medical imaging department, which were opened in November 2012, and have been providing high-quality health care services for Goldfields people for six months,” he said.


    “The new works will provide purpose-built areas for allied health services including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, audiology, dietetics, podiatry, and social work.


    “The project also includes a $3.8million cancer centre, funded by the Commonwealth, which will provide four chemotherapy chairs and a treatment room, consulting rooms for outpatient and oncologist appointments and a group meeting room.”


    Dr Hames said the Kalgoorlie Health Campus redevelopment was the Liberal National Government’s first major commitment when elected in 2008.


    “This is an important step in the State Government’s public hospital building program in regional Western Australia - with a capital investment of around $1.4billion, including other major new facilities in Albany, Busselton, Karratha, Esperance and Carnarvon,” he said.


    “Overall the State Government is investing $7billion in building, expanding or refurbishing hospitals across regional and metropolitan WA, to ensure our hospitals will lead the way in caring for West Australians for many decades.”


              Fact File

    • The $55.8million Kalgoorlie Health Campus is funded by the State Government, including $15.8million from Royalties for Regions
    • Kalgoorlie Health Campus redevelopment due to be completed in 2014

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