Hon John Day BSc BDSc MLA

Hon John Day BSc BDSc MLA

Former Minister for Health; Culture and the Arts

Hon Terry Redman MLA

Hon Terry Redman MLA

Former Minister for Regional Development; Lands; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development

    New maternity facilities open in Esperance

    16/12/2016 9:30 AM
    • Two state-of-the-art birthing suites and four private rooms for new mothers 
    • $32.75 million Esperance Health Campus redevelopment
    • Supported by a $18.8 million investment through Royalties for Regions

    Esperance families have welcomed new-generation maternity facilities as part of the latest stage of the Liberal National Government's $32.75 million redevelopment of the Esperance Health Campus.


    Health Minister John Day and Regional Development Minister Terry Redman today officially opened the maternity and day surgery areas, located in the inpatient ward of the new campus.


    Mr Day said the dedicated staff working in the new maternity facilities were giving Esperance newborns the best possible start in life.


    "There is also a level one neonatal nursery, for care of infants requiring intervention in their precious first days of life, plus an antenatal consulting room," he said.


    "The two new birthing suites are close to the new surgical services department, to allow for the speedy transfer of patients should a caesarean be required.


    "Also included are four large single rooms with plenty of space for newborns in their bassinets, and built-in baby baths.  Two of the rooms open on to an outdoor courtyard.


    "The new day surgery area is well equipped and has a separate entrance from the main hospital so patients don't have to use the emergency department entrance." 


    Mr Redman said the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions had contributed $18.8 million towards the project.


    "This investment is providing expectant and new mums with maternity facilities in their community so they can remain close to home and their families while receiving quality obstetric care," he said.


    "Investment in health infrastructure and services is fundamental in supporting the development of a strong and sustainable regional Western Australia."


    The Esperance redevelopment is being staged to minimise service disruption and is expected to be fully complete by the end of 2017.


    Fact File

    • Project funding includes $18.8 million from Royalties for Regions and $13.95 million from the WA Country Health Service
    • Find out more about Royalties for Regions at https://rfrmap.drd.wa.gov.au

    Health Minister's office - 6552 6200

    Regional Development Minister's office - 6552 6700


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