Hon Kim Hames MB BS JP MLA

Hon Kim Hames MB BS JP MLA

Former Minister for Health; Tourism

    Broome health delivers high-quality care and services

    3/03/2016 9:55 AM
    • $70 million-plus investment provides high quality, modern health service
    • Phased upgrade minimised patient and staff disruption
    • Emergency Department acute bays expanded from seven to 15 

    The official opening today of the Broome Health Campus marks the end of an eight-year redevelopment.


    Health Minister Kim Hames said the phased $70 million-plus upgrade of the Broome facility had provided North-West residents access to a high quality, modern health service to match the Kimberley region's growing demands.


    "Today marks a significant milestone in the delivery of health care to the Broome community and the region," Dr Hames said.


    "Over the last eight years. we have seen a number of significant developments at Broome Health Campus, all aimed at improving the experience of patients."


    The major upgrade included new operating theatres, consulting rooms for visiting specialists, a public dental surgery, refurbished maternity unit and an expanded $10.4 million emergency department which has more than doubled to 15 acute bays.


    The campus is also now equipped with the latest specialist equipment and provides a modern and purpose-built environment for patients to receive high quality care.


    "The $70 million-plus upgrade to Broome Health Campus provides a much improved environment for patients," the Minister said.


    "This is one of more than 80 projects under way across Western Australia as part of the State Government's $7 billion investment in health infrastructure."


    The staged redevelopment of health services at Broome was designed to minimise disruption to patients and staff and ensure ongoing high-quality delivery of care.


    Fact File

    • Broome's ED includes a purpose-built treatment room for assessing patients displaying distress or impaired mental health symptoms
    • Broome's Acute Psychiatric Unit - the first of its kind in northern WA - opened in 2012
    • The Broome Health Campus is part of the State Government's Bigger Picture in Health. To find out more, visit http://getthebiggerpicture.health.wa.gov.au  

    Minister's office - 6552 5300