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

    Quairading Health Service revamp ready to start

    17/01/2017 9:00 AM
    • 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.


    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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