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

    Building to start on Dalwallinu Health Service

    17/01/2017 9:00 AM
     
    • 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.

     

    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. For more information, visit 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
    • 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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