Hon Kim Hames MB BS JP MLA

Hon Kim Hames MB BS JP MLA

Former Minister for Health; Tourism

Hon Terry Redman MLA

Hon Terry Redman MLA

Former Minister for Regional Development; Lands; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development

    Landmark new hospital for Pilbara now closer

    29/04/2015 12:00 AM
     
    • Brookfield Multiplex to design and construct new $207.15 million Karratha Health Campus
    • Single biggest investment in a public hospital ever undertaken in regional WA
    • New health campus to open in 2018
    • Made possible by the State Government's Royalties for Regions program

    The largest hospital infrastructure project investment ever undertaken in regional Western Australia is a step closer today with the State Government announcing that Brookfield Multiplex is the preferred respondent for the design and construction of the new $207.15 million Karratha Health Campus.

     

    Health Minister Kim Hames said the experienced construction company had been selected from among a strong field as part of a rigorous evaluation process that highlighted the technical, design and commercial selection criteria of the project.

     

    "Brookfield Multiplex has an established reputation for delivering quality, complex and successful major infrastructure projects, including many in the health sector, which is important for a project of this size and significance," Dr Hames said.

     

    "When completed the Karratha Health Campus will have double the number of emergency department bays, a state-of-the-art CT scanner, a brand new surgical centre, new maternity wing and delivery suites, helipad and expanded outpatients facilities.

     

    "The new telehealth services will also link local medical staff and patients to WA's leading emergency and specialist practitioners and support at other hospitals if needed."

     

    Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the $206.5 million Royalties for Regions investment was an important step in the continuing transformation of Karratha into a vibrant City of the North.

     

    "This is the most substantial hospital investment for regional WA ever undertaken, and a significant project for the region," Mr Redman said.

     

    "The Karratha Health Campus will be designed and built to meet the health needs of the growing Pilbara community so they have health care closer to home.

     

    "It will also provide greater opportunities to attract a mix of specialist job skills to Karratha and create self-sufficiency in the region, which is part of the Pilbara Cities Initiative to transform Karratha into a major regional city."

     

    The new Karratha Health Campus is expected to open to patients in 2018.

     

    Fact File

    • The $207.15m Karratha Health Campus is funded through $206.5m from the Royalties for Regions program and $650,000 through the Pilbara Health Initiative
    • Pilbara Health Initiative is a joint venture between the State Government and the WA Chamber of Minerals and Energy
    • Finalisation of contract details and design will soon begin, with hospital construction to start next year
    • For more information, visit http://getthebiggerpicture.health.wa.gov.au  

    Health Minister's office - 6552 5300

    Regional Development Minister's office - 6552 6700