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 set to begin at hospitals

    1/02/2017 12:30 PM
    • Devlyn Constructions and Firm Constructions win tenders for four hospitals
    • Upgrades part of $500 million Southern Inland Health Initiative
    • Made possible by Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions

    Upgrades to the Boddington, Goomalling, Kununoppin and Wyalkatchem-Koorda health services are progressing, with building contracts awarded for all sites.


    Health Minister John Day said Devlyn Constructions would carry out the refurbishments at Boddington and Goomalling, while Firm Constructions had won the contracts for Kununoppin and Wyalkatchem-Koorda.


    "The upgrades are due for completion by the end of the year and will be undertaken in stages to minimise disruption to patients and staff," he said.


    "These are important improvements and are part of the Liberal National Government's ongoing commitment to delivering quality health care as close to home as possible."


    Wyalkatchem-Koorda Health Service will receive a redeveloped emergency department and a new consultation room, an improved waiting area with secure reception area, a new activity room for day therapy, an enlarged activity room for aged care residents and a refurbished kitchen.


    Goomalling Health Service will receive a major refurbishment and extension to the emergency department including a resuscitation bay, treatment bay, dedicated triage room, waiting room and a utilities and storage area.  There will also be a new telehealth-enabled consultation room and a kitchen redevelopment.


    Kununoppin Health Service upgrades will include an updated emergency department and pathology area, a new triage room, improvements to the GP consultation area, upgraded fully assisted bathrooms and ensuites for inpatients, a new patient laundry and a refurbished kitchen.


    Boddington Health Service upgrades will include a new dedicated room for triage, an upgraded main entrance and refurbished waiting area, relocation of the staff reception area and a redeveloped and upgraded kitchen.


    Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the Royalties for Regions $500 million Southern Inland Health Initiative was committed to narrowing the divide between regional and metropolitan health services.


    "The refurbished health facilities will make a significant contribution to the improvement and efficiency of health services in these communities," he said.


    "They will support contemporary models of care and strengthen the medical workforce to ensure health services remain sustainable in the Wheatbelt."


    Fact File

    • 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, Wyalkatchem-Koorda and Quairading
    • For more information, visit http://www.health.wa.gov.au/southerninland
    • For details on Royalties for Regions, see https://rfrmap.drd.wa.gov.au

    Health Minister's office - 6552 6200

    Regional Development Minister's office - 6552 6700


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