Hon John Day BSc BDSc MLA

Hon John Day BSc BDSc MLA

Former Minister for Health; Culture and the Arts

    New hospital ED delivers Harvey peace of mind

    2/11/2016 9:30 AM
    • Emergency department now open for patients
    • Stage 1 of Harvey hospital project complete
    • $13 million redevelopment supports up to 175 jobs

    Harvey residents are now benefiting from a new hospital emergency department, thanks to a $13 million Liberal National Government investment in the Harvey Health Service.


    Health Minister John Day said the new Emergency Department (ED), Stage 1 of the Harvey hospital project, would provide streamlined and efficient care for patients, incorporating the latest technology including the increasingly popular Emergency Telehealth Service (ETS).


    "This is about bringing quality health care closer to home by giving the Harvey community and our dedicated nurses, doctors and health professionals the best possible local facilities," Mr Day said.


    "This will help deliver peace of mind for local residents, who can be confident they will be treated in a modern, well-equipped ED.


    "The facilities include a resuscitation bay, acute bay, treatment room and a mental health assessment room, plus a new ambulance entrance and staff work station.


    "Expertise and video consultation from Perth-based specialists and other hospitals is also readily available, thanks to the latest ETS link in the new ED."


    The Minister said the redevelopment was an integral part of the State Government's $7 billion investment in building, expanding and refurbishing hospitals across Western Australia.


    "By combining state-of-the-art facilities with the latest advances in health care, the way patients receive care in regional and remote communities is being transformed," he said.


    "Not only is this $13 million project improving hospital facilities, it is also supporting the economy by providing up to 175 jobs during construction."


    Mr Day said Stage 2 of the Harvey Health Service redevelopment which included refurbishment of outpatient areas (including three consulting rooms and a group therapy room), a medical records room, pathology specimen collection room, and new administration, reception and main entry was now underway.


    The redevelopment is scheduled for completion in mid-2017.


    Fact File

    • There are now 76 centres connected to the ETS across regional WA
    • The Harvey redevelopment includes a $40,000 investment in public art under the Percent for Art Scheme

    Minister's office - 6552 6200


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