BGC Construction Pty Ltd awarded construction tender for Collie Health Service upgrades
Construction to start at the end of this month
Upgrades include refurbishment of emergency department
The construction tender for the $7.8 million redevelopment of the Collie Health Service has been awarded to BGC Construction Pty Ltd, Health Minister Kim Hames announced today.
Dr Hames said the upgrades to the Collie Health Service would include refurbishing the emergency department and building a new administration and main entry; and new areas for medical records, communications and pharmacy stores.
"The start of construction will be welcomed by the local community and is expected to create about 200 jobs and take about 18 months to complete," he said.
"It's a significant milestone that will see contemporary, best practice health care facilities in the community."
The redevelopment of the Collie Health Service is being undertaken as part of the Southern Inland Health Initiative's program to improve hospital infrastructure in 37 towns across the Wheatbelt, Great Southern, Mid-West and South-West regions.
The capital works program is one component of the $500 million Southern Inland Health Initiative made possible by the State Government's Royalties for Regions program.
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said Royalties for Regions was investing in strategic health initiatives to enhance service provision and health infrastructure in the country.
"Contemporary infrastructure will support health services that can deliver more modern, efficient and interconnected patient diagnoses and care," Mr Redman said.
"The improved facility at Collie will also help in attracting and retaining health service staff, contributing to a skilled workforce that caters to the community's growing needs."
Bateman Architects Pty Ltd have been selected to provide architectural services as lead consultant. Most of the redevelopment will be internally based but there are small changes planned to the external facade.
Health Minister's office - 6552 5300
Regional Development Minister's office - 6552 6700