Early construction works to redevelop the Esperance Health Campus started today with the tender for the $31.3million project awarded to Pindan Pty Ltd.
Health Minister Kim Hames and Regional Development Minister Terry Redman announced the tender at a sod turning ceremony in Esperance this afternoon.
Dr Hames said the upgrade would provide significant improvements to the campus including a new emergency department, new operating theatre and new day surgery unit.
“The new emergency department will have almost triple the capacity of the current one and include two state-of-the-art resuscitation bays, a procedure room, acute treatment bays and single consulting rooms for more privacy,” he said.
“The new day surgery unit will have its own entrance allowing patients to enter the building from a nearby set down and parking area. There patients will be assessed, prepared for surgery, and discharged after recovering from their procedure.
“The final phase of construction will involve redevelopment of the maternity facilities to include a specialised nursery, two large and contemporary birthing suites, and four new single in-patient rooms.”
Mr Redman said funding for the project included $18.8million from the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program and $12.5million from the WA Country Health Service, and was part of the State Government’s record investment in health infrastructure across Western Australia.
“The hospital redevelopment here in Esperance is a great example of the State Government’s commitment to improving and transforming health facilities throughout Western Australia, including regional and remote areas of our State,” he said.
Early construction works include extensive site works, upgrades to access roads and the essential services for the site.
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