Work has begun on redeveloping both the Carnarvon Health Campus and Exmouth Health Service.
Health Minister Kim Hames said today that Pindan Contracting Pty Ltd had begun work at both sites on building contracts worth a combined $34.9million.
Dr Hames said the Carnarvon Health Campus and the Exmouth Health Service will receive infrastructure upgrades and refurbishments, with an emphasis on a unified approach to the provision of services at each location.
“Patients who use the Carnarvon Health Campus will benefit from a refurbished emergency department, new renal facilities and a new centre for outpatient care services,” Dr Hames said.
“Along with Community Mental Health and Population Health Services, the outpatient centre will house a new two-chair dental service and telehealth facilities to complement the treatment areas, including a physiotherapy gym and rooms for visiting specialists and practitioners.
“Carnarvon Health Campus has already received a dedicated maternity area, palliative care, upgrades to meet fire and cyclone standards and a CT scanner as part of earlier works.
“Exmouth Health Service will receive new outpatient facilities, refurbished and reconfigured facilities, and co-located community health and child health services on site. The sites will remain open to the public during construction and work will be phased to ensure the safety and comfort of both patients and staff.”
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the redevelopment of Carnarvon Health Campus and Exmouth Health Service was made possible with $28.9million from the State Government’s Royalties for Regions Gascoyne Revitalisation Plan.
“The redevelopment of these facilities will greatly benefit those who live in and visit the Gascoyne region, by providing modern, well-equipped health facilities that suit present and future needs,” Mr Redman said.
“The works in Carnarvon and Exmouth are 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.”
Construction is expected to be completed at the end of 2015.
$20.8million of the Carnarvon Health Campus is funded by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program, and $6million from the WA Country Health Service
The $8.1million Exmouth Health Service redevelopment is funded by the State Government’s Royalty for Regions program
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