Site preparation works completed for new Karratha Health Campus
Single biggest investment in a public hospital undertaken in regional WA
Made possible by State Government's Royalties for Regions program
The Karratha Health Campus is a step closer to reality following the completion of earthworks, roads and services to prepare the site for construction later this year.
The milestone was marked today with Regional Development Minister Terry Redman welcoming the site handover between LandCorp and the WA Country Health Service.
Mr Redman said the $207.1 million health campus, designed and constructed by Brookfield Multiplex, would transform the delivery of health care for Karratha's growing population.
"The campus will deliver a significantly expanded emergency department with state-of-the-art technology and facilities for allied health services," he said.
The $207.1 million Karratha Health Campus, made possible by the State Government's Royalties for Regions program, is the single biggest investment in a public hospital ever undertaken in regional Western Australia and is part of the Liberal National Government's Pilbara Cities initiative.
"Regional communities deserve access to a high level of health care and services, and investing in health infrastructure and services reduces the need for residents to travel to Perth for diagnosis or treatment," Mr Redman said.
Health Minister John Day said the Karratha Health Campus would give the people of Karratha and across the Pilbara a flagship facility to deliver health care closer to home.
"In addition to the greatly expanded emergency department, the 40-bed facility will include a surgical centre, along with delivery suites and a maternity wing," Mr Day said.
"It will have world-class telehealth infrastructure and local health services such as physiotherapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, counselling, community mental health and aged care support, brought together in a single health care hub.
"The campus will also support smaller health services in Roebourne, Tom Price, Onslow and Paraburdoo."
Karratha Health Campus to cost $207.1 million ($206.5 million provided through Royalties for Regions and $600,000 from industry)
The $1.7 billion Pilbara Cities initiative is being delivered by the Pilbara Development Commission
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