Pindan awarded construction tender for significant refurbishment
Improvements to health services part of the Southern Inland Health Initiative
Made possible by Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions
Dalwallinu residents are set to benefit from improved health care with a wide-ranging refurbishment of the local health service to start this month, after building company Pindan was awarded the construction tender.
Health Minister John Day said it was part of the Liberal National Government's unprecedented health care infrastructure investment.
"It is important to keep upgrading and investing in regional health services because it means patients can get the care they need closer to home," Mr Day said.
"The builders moved on to the site in December and residents will see construction commence in earnest early this month but there will be no disruption to services.
"The capital redevelopments will help stimulate the local economy through an increased demand on trades and small business within the town."
Dalwallinu Health Service will receive a new waiting area, triage room and child health consultation room. There will also be upgraded patient bathrooms, a refurbished kitchen, new consultation, medical records and communications rooms and improved security.
About $38 million has been allocated to upgrade seven Wheatbelt hospitals under the second phase of the Southern Inland Health Initiative's small hospitals and nursing post refurbishment program at Dalwallinu, Beverley, Jurien Bay, Moora, Southern Cross, Wongan Hills and York. The investment has been made possible by the State Government's Royalties for Regions.
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the Southern Inland Health Initiative aimed to narrow the gap between regional and metropolitan health care.
"This investment at Dalwallinu will support greater efficiencies in patient diagnosis and care, and assist in attracting and retaining health service staff," Mr Redman said.
"This is yet another example of how Royalties for Regions is supporting sustainable regional communities."
The Dalwallinu project is expected to be finished in December 2017.
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