$207.15 million is single biggest investment in a public hospital in regional WA
New Karratha Health Campus to open in 2018
Design phase started with Brookfield Multiplex confirmed as managing contractor
The largest hospital infrastructure investment ever undertaken in regional Western Australia moved significantly closer to reality today, with the signing of a major contract.
Health Minister Kim Hames and Regional Development Minister Terry Redman today announced Brookfield Multiplex as the successful tenderer to start design and construction of the $207.15 million Karratha Health Campus, made possible by the State Government's Royalties for Regions program.
"After a rigorous selection process, Brookfield Multiplex was chosen as the preferred respondent in April this year, and we have now completed contract negotiations; so we're on target to begin work in earnest," Dr Hames said.
"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 outpatient facilities.
"Brand new videoconferencing facilities and equipment means telehealth services will also link local medical staff and patients to WA's leading emergency and specialist practitioners at other hospitals if needed."
Mr Redman said the $206.5 million Royalties for Regions investment and partnerships under the Pilbara Health Initiative were key drivers for improving access to regional health care.
"The new Karratha Health Campus will be designed and built as a relevant and responsive facility, with the health needs of the Pilbara community and surrounds firmly in mind," Mr Redman said.
"Significant and contemporary infrastructure like this is a major project for any region and the new hospital and amenities will support the transformation of Karratha, through the Pilbara Cities Initiative, into a major regional city."
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