$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.
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
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