BGC Construction awarded tender for major refurbishment
Improvements to health services part of the Southern Inland Health Initiative
Made possible by Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions
Redevelopment of the Quairading Health Service will start this month, after BGC Construction was awarded the building tender.
Health Minister John Day said it was made possible by Royalties for Regions and was part of the Liberal National Government's unprecedented health care upgrade program.
"There will be no disruption to services during the refurbishments, and once complete the revitalised Quairading Health Service will have an expanded emergency department with a resuscitation, acute treatment and pathology bays," Mr Day said.
"Other improvements will include new triage and consultation rooms, plus upgrades to the nurses station, communications room, medical records storage and kitchen.
"The capital redevelopments will also help stimulate the local economy through an increased demand on trades and small business in the town."
About $16 million has been allocated to upgrade five hospitals under the third phase of the Southern Inland Health Initiative's small hospitals and nursing post refurbishment program at Boddington, Goomalling, Kununoppin, Quairading and Wyalkatchem-Koorda. The investment has been made possible by the State Government's Royalties for Regions.
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said access to quality healthcare was a key consideration for people choosing to live in the regions.
"Royalties for Regions is about strengthening our regions and this investment will support the health care demands of the growing regional community," Mr Redman said.
"Congratulations to BGC Construction. I look forward to seeing the refurbished facility contribute towards a better quality of life for local residents."
The Quairading project is expected to be completed by October 2017.
Builders for Boddington, Goomalling, Kununoppin and Wyalkatchem-Koorda are expected to be awarded tenders later this month.
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