Health Minister Kim Hames and Vasse MP Troy Buswell today visited Busselton Health Campus, where the ground and first floor concrete slabs are almost complete.
The $120.4million project is on schedule to be ready in October 2014.
Since the first sod was turned in September 2012, workmen on the site have put in more than 94,000 hours, with work on the ground floor starting without any disruption to services at the existing hospital.
Dr Hames said Busselton Health Campus was an integral part of the State Government’s $7billion investment in building, expanding or refurbishing hospitals across regional and metropolitan Western Australia.
“The new Busselton Health Campus will allow more South-West residents to receive top quality medical care closer to home at one location, and provide valuable support to smaller regional facilities, particularly in Margaret River and Augusta,” he said.
“When completed, the new campus will include 64 overnight beds and 20 same day beds, 31 more beds than the current Busselton hospital. It will include a renal unit, two theatres, a procedure room and an expanded emergency department.”
Acting Minister for Regional Development Terry Redman said the redevelopment would see all clinical services in Busselton centralised to one site.
“The Busselton Health Campus will be one of the South-West’s major sub-regional health centres with a new community health centre and a mental health centre,” Mr Redman said.
“This facility will allow many more people in the South-West to get the top quality care they need closer to home, and fewer residents will need to travel to Bunbury or Perth for treatment.”
Dr Hames acknowledged the community support for the project and thanked visitors to Busselton Hospital for their co-operation during the project’s construction phase.
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