Hon John Day BSc BDSc MLAHon John Day BSc BDSc MLA

Minister for Health; Culture and the Arts

Hon Brendon Grylls MLAHon Brendon Grylls MLA

Minister for Housing; Racing and Gaming

    Jurien Bay and Wongan Hills health care boost

    23/12/2016 4:30 PM
     
    • ADCO awarded construction tender for Jurien Bay and Wongan Hills health services refurbishments
    • Construction to start in January 2017 

    Work will start in January 2017 on refurbishments to the Jurien Bay Health Centre and the Wongan Hills Health Service, with builder ADCO Constructions Pty Ltd being awarded the construction tender for both sites.

     

    Health Minister John Day said the upgrades were important for regional care and were aimed at ensuring more patients could be treated in their own communities.

     

    "Liberal National Government policy is to bring health care as close to home as possible, wherever people live across the State," Mr Day said.

     

    "The Jurien Bay Health Centre will receive new triage, dental treatment, staff and communications rooms, plus improved outpatient care facilities and better security for staff and patients.  A new child health and acute treatment area will also be of great benefit to patients and staff."

     

    The Wongan Hills Health Service refurbishment will include a new ambulance bay canopy, a refurbished waiting area and disabled access toilet, a new telehealth enabled multipurpose consulting room, and a new toilet and shower with trolley access in the acute care area.  The current kitchen area will be redeveloped and security will be improved throughout the building.

     

    Acting Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls said the Royalties for Regions investment would enhance services and make life easier for local residents.

     

    "Narrowing the divide between regional and metropolitan health services is critical in supporting sustainable regions," Mr Grylls said.

     

    "Investment in health infrastructure is fundamental to the ongoing sustainability and development of the regions that produce so much wealth for Western Australia."

     

    There will be no disruption to services during the refurbishments and construction is due for completion in 2018.

     

    Fact File

    • The Southern Inland Health Initiative's $300 million capital works program is the biggest undertaken by the WA Country Health Service, with new builds and upgrades to 37 hospitals and health services in the Wheatbelt, South-West, Great Southern and Mid-West - http://www.health.wa.gov.au/southerninland  
    • In the Wheatbelt, Merredin, Northam and Narrogin hospitals are being redeveloped as well as upgrades to 23 small hospitals and health centres across the region
    • Find out more about Royalties for Regions at https://rfrmap.drd.wa.gov.au 

    Health Minister's office - 6552 6200

    Acting Regional Development Minister's office - 6552 6700

     

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