BGC Construction awarded construction tender for Pingelly Health Centre
Innovative, energy-efficient new centre to replace Pingelly Hospital
Redevelopment to create about 300 jobs
Health Minister John Day today announced the construction tender for the new Pingelly Health Centre had been awarded to BGC Construction.
Mr Day said the new centre would work on the premise of promoting good health, the prevention and early detection of illness and the management of chronic disease.
"The Pingelly Health Centre will provide enhanced primary and community care facilities as well as 24/7 emergency care," he said.
"The centre will include an emergency department, ambulance bay and Emergency Telehealth Service videoconferencing facilities.
"There will also be general practice consultation rooms and treatment spaces, allowing for co-ordinated patient care between the local GP and other health professionals."
The new $8.8 million Pingelly Health Centre is being undertaken as part of the Southern Inland Health Initiative's (SIHI) $300 million capital works program to improve hospital infrastructure in 37 towns across the Wheatbelt, Great Southern, Mid-West and South-West. The capital works program is one component of the $500 million SIHI made possible by the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions.
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the Pingelly Health Centre would provide state-of-the-art health facilities for the Wheatbelt region.
"Quality health infrastructure and services are fundamental to the ongoing development and viability of regional WA, and are an important investment for Royalties for Regions," he said.
"This is another example of how Royalties for Regions is enhancing the delivery of sustainable services that meet the current and future health care demands of our regional communities.
"The redevelopment will create about 300 jobs during the construction phase, will commence this month and is expected to be completed by early 2018."
Oldfield Knott Architects were contracted to design the new innovative, energy-efficient health centre. The design, which incorporates community input, includes a modern workflow and equipment, solar panels, Waterwise gardens and a site orientation that reduces energy costs
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