Work has started on the $8.1million Exmouth Health Campus redevelopment, with a local company awarded the contract to build a new ambulance shelter and concrete driveway.
Health Minister Kim Hames said the forward works contract was awarded to CJ Lord Building (WA) Pty Ltd of Exmouth.
“The new ambulance entrance will finish before the main construction work starts on this $8.1million project later this year,” Dr Hames said.
“Exmouth Hospital will remain open during the works, which will be phased to ensure the safety and comfort of patients and staff.
“When completed, this redeveloped health campus will include new areas for community, mental and child health services, as well as expanded dental health facilities.”
Acting Regional Development Minister Terry Waldron said the construction work was part of the $34.9million redevelopment of Gascoyne health facilities, primarily funded through Royalties for Regions.
“This redevelopment will include new rooms for visiting specialists and technology upgrades which will improve video link ups to health experts in major centres, helping to ensure more quality health care can be delivered locally,” Mr Waldron said.
The Exmouth Health Campus redevelopment is part of the Bigger Picture in Health.
The redevelopment of Gascoyne health facilities is funded through Royalties for Regions ($28.9million) and the WA Country Health Service ($6million) and includes the $26.8million upgrade of Carnarvon Health Campus
Construction at Exmouth Health Campus will begin later this year and is due to be complete in late 2015
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