$16.5 million, 38-bed residential aged care facility for Carnarvon Health Campus
Part of $194.1 million North West Health Initiative
The Gascoyne region's new $16.5 million, 38-bed residential aged care facility is a step closer, with demolition underway on the site at Carnarvon Health Campus.
Health Minister John Day said the removal of the old building known locally as the 'nursing quarters', which had also been used for Population Health office accommodation, would clear the way for construction to begin next year.
"Development of this important new centre will bring quality care closer to home and further strengthen the Carnarvon Health Campus' credentials as a modern health care hub," Mr Day said.
"Aged care is a key focus of the North West Health Initiative in which the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions is investing $150.1 million, in addition to $44 million provided by industry partners."
Mr Day officially opened the Carnarvon Health Campus Stage 2 redevelopment recently, which provided a $26.8 million upgrade to the region's health care.
A new four-chair renal unit has been established on the campus and work has started on a $2.8 million five-bed renal hostel, part of a $45.77 million Commonwealth-funded boost to renal services across Western Australia.
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the North West Health Initiative was a five-year plan to bring state-of-the-art medical facilities to rapidly growing northern communities.
"Investment in aged care infrastructure and service delivery in regional WA, support the continued development of age-friendly communities," Mr Redman said.
"Royalties for Regions is bringing great social benefits by keeping regional families together and closer to home during periods of care."
The $194.1 million North West Health Initiative extends across the Pilbara, Gascoyne and Kimberley regions ($150.1 million from Royalties for Regions plus $12 million from the Mid West Development Commission, $22 million from Chevron and $10 million from BHP Billiton
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