- $1.9 million to increase elective operations
- Includes gastrointestinal; colorectal; ear, nose and throat procedures
- Responding to health needs of growing community
An extra $1.9 million for Peel Health Campus will speed up the delivery of more public elective surgeries for people living in the Peel and surrounding regions.
Announcing the increase while visiting the campus today, Health Minister John Day said it reflected the Liberal National Government's commitment to meet the growing community's health care needs.
"Peel Health Campus is a vital part of the hospital network and this funding boost will enable the hospital to deliver more elective surgeries including gastrointestinal; colorectal; and ear, nose and throat procedures," Mr Day said.
"This is good news for people living in the Peel region and surrounding communities and puts the hospital on track to perform more than 8,100 planned elective surgeries for public patients in 2016-17, up to 400 more than the previous year."
Peel Health Campus provides a comprehensive range of health services including a 24-hour emergency department, medical and surgical services, maternity, aged care, rehabilitation and oncology services.
The Minister said the hospital continued to deliver excellent, efficient patient care, with operator Ramsay Health Care recently securing a contract extension from mid-2018, for a further five years.
"This not only ensures continuity of service, its competitive pricing model will save WA taxpayers an estimated $13 million over the life of the contract," he said.
"The new contract provides stability for the community and confidence in the delivery of quality health care.
"At the same time, we have commenced clinical service planning to address the region's long-term health care needs, which will help inform future options for the region."
- Peel Health Campus is a 193-bed public and private hospital
- In 2015-16, the Peel Health Campus provided the following services to public patients: more than 7,760 elective surgeries, 42,700 emergency department presentations, 19,100 inpatients admissions and delivered more than 800 babies
- WA health reforms have so far seen more than 6,400 extra elective surgeries performed across the WA health system, compared with the same period in 2015
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