Builders are invited to express their interest in qualifying for upcoming construction works on five WA Country Health Service hospitals as part of the Southern Inland Health Initiative's $300 million capital works program, made possible by the State Government's Royalties for Regions program.
The five hospitals are Warren (in Manjimup), Merredin, Narrogin, Northam and Katanning.
Health Minister Kim Hames said the Warren Health Service in Manjimup would be a completely new build while the other hospitals would have extensive redevelopments which may include modifications to the emergency departments, key clinical areas and outpatient areas.
"The upgrades to the five hospitals, as well as upgrades to the Collie Health Service which has gone through a separate EOI process, will help in the creation of contemporary, best practice health care facilities," Dr Hames said.
"Improvements to areas such as the emergency departments will better support the delivery of modern emergency health care now and into the future."
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said this Royalties for Regions investment in health infrastructure was fundamental to the ongoing sustainability and development of regional Western Australia.
"These works will enhance service provision and support smaller health facilities within the districts, creating self-sufficiency to cope with future demand," Mr Redman said.
"I strongly encourage local contractor participation to build a robust workforce that will contribute to the economic strength of each region."
The EOIs are being managed by the Department of Finance on behalf of the WA Country Health Service, for more information visit http://www.tenders.wa.gov.au . The building contracts for the hospital redevelopments are expected to be awarded in mid-2016 and construction works are due to start soon after.
Health Minister's office - 6552 5300
Regional Development Minister's office - 6552 6700