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

    Goldfields celebrates hospital redevelopment

    28/08/2015 11:00 AM
     
    • All clinical works in $59.6 million redevelopment now complete
    • Includes $15.8 million from the State Government's Royalties for Regions program
    • Project jointly funded by State and Australian governments

    Visitors and locals from the Goldfields and surrounding areas now have access to upgraded, modern treatment facilities with the final phase completion of the $59.6 million redevelopment of Kalgoorlie Health Campus.

     

    Health Minister Kim Hames said the completion of works included a cancer centre, specialist and outpatient facilities and allied health services giving the Goldfields and surrounds more options for local, modern treatment.

     

    "This new block seamlessly ties into earlier phases of the redevelopment which included a palliative care unit, new emergency department, high dependency unit and medical imaging department," Dr Hames said.

     

    "The innovative design and advances in medical technology means the Goldfields now has a modern facility staffed by telehealth specialists, doctors, nurses and allied health staff who offer excellent care so patients can stay closer to home for clinical treatment.

     

    "This is important when considering Kalgoorlie Health Campus is the hospital for more than 56,000 Goldfields residents including a large number of fly-in, fly-out workers, plus residents of surrounding areas."

     

    Dr Hames said the $3.8 million cancer centre, funded by the Australian Government, would provide four chemotherapy chairs, a treatment room, a group meeting room and consulting rooms for outpatient and oncologist appointments.

     

    Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the new building block at the Kalgoorlie Health Campus, made possible by the State Government's Royalties for Regions program, was an important step in improving access to modern health care in regional Western Australia.

     

    "I am pleased to see Royalties for Regions invest $15.8 million in critical health infrastructure and contribute to the sustainability of our regional communities," Mr Redman said.

     

    "The Kalgoorlie redevelopment will help support the community and its residents with an increase in patient services and more options for visiting clinicians to accommodate future demand."

     

    Fact File

    • $2.7 million palliative care unit was opened in 2010 with the new ED opened in 2012
    • Redevelopment includes areas for allied health services such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, audiology, dietetics, podiatry and social work
    • Also completed are the $3.8 million cancer centre and $750,000 accommodation units for cancer patients, both funded by the Australian Government

    Health Minister's office - 6552 5300