The $31.3million redevelopment of the Esperance Health Campus is a step closer with an Expression of Interest (EOI) advertised for builders to qualify for the upcoming construction works.
The EOI will be used to create a short list of prequalified builders who will be eligible to apply for the full construction tender, which will be advertised in the coming months.
Health Minister Kim Hames said the redevelopment would include a new emergency department, expanded surgical services and the refurbishment of some of the existing wards.
“The new emergency department will have two state-of-the-art resuscitation bays and a procedure room, as well as private consulting rooms and acute treatment bays,” Dr Hames said.
“A modern operating theatre will also be added alongside as part of a new eight-bed day surgery unit, and there will also be an assessment room for acute mental health patients.
“Patients will be able to enter the building from a nearby set down and parking area, be assessed, prepared for surgery, have their procedure and then be discharged after recovery.”
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said funding for the work included $18.8million from the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program.
“The redevelopment of the health campus will deliver best practice models of care to the Esperance community and the surrounding district,” Mr Redman said.
“Part of the existing hospital will be redeveloped to create two modern birthing suites and four single rooms purposely designed for maternity clients.”
Early construction works are expected to commence in the middle of the year.
The Esperance Health Campus redevelopment is part of the State Government’s $7billion investment in building, expanding or refurbishing hospitals across regional and metropolitan WA
The project is funded with $18.8million from Royalties for Regions and $12.5million from the WA Country Health Service
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