Health Minister Kim Hames today officially opened the new 145-bed Joondalup Private Hospital, which is set to free up additional beds for public patients at Joondalup Health Campus.
“The State Government has invested $229.8million to expand services for public patients attending Joondalup Health Campus,” Dr Hames said.
“This is part of the biggest hospital building and refurbishment program in the State’s history, with an unprecedented $7billion investment in health infrastructure in Western Australia.
“Working with Ramsay Health Care at Joondalup, we recently opened a new emergency department, new theatres, additional wards and extra critical care beds.”
The Minister said the opening of Joondalup Private Hospital marked the next stage in the major redevelopment of the campus.
“In addition to offering more choice to people living in the community, it frees up existing beds for public patients which can open as the community grows in this fast expanding northern corridor of Perth,” he said.
“This will provide care to more people closer to home, rather than having to travel to city hospitals for care.”
The additional beds are located in the main hospital building at Joondalup Health Campus. Following the opening of the private hospital, these areas will be refurbished before patients are admitted.
The redevelopment of Joondalup Health Campus is set to finish later in 2013 - under budget and ahead of schedule.
Joondalup Health Campus (JHC) is the major hospital for people living in Perth’s northern corridor
Ramsay Health Care is contracted by the State to treat public patients at JHC
Almost $400million has been invested at JHC since 2009 to expand public and private patient facilities
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