Jim McGinty

Jim McGinty

Attorney General; Minister for Health; Electoral Affairs

    Denmark Hospital site gains council support

    19/05/2005 12:00 AM

    Work on the new Denmark Hospital is expected to begin in May next year, with the Denmark Shire Council reaffirming its support for the hospital to be built at the Community Park site.

    Health Minister Jim McGinty said he was pleased to have the support of the council and its re-elected president Kim Barrow following the recent local government elections.

    “I am pleased to have the continued support of the re-elected Denmark Shire Council, which has worked hard with the State Government to ensure the new facility is built at a central location to suit the health care needs of the community,” Mr McGinty said.

    “The new multi-purpose facility will be a welcome replacement for Denmark’s deteriorating 22-bed hospital, which was built in 1926.

    “It will provide a comprehensive new health and aged care service for the community, including accident and emergency care, a 10-bed acute inpatient care unit, 22 inpatient aged care places and clinical allied health support.

    “This is an exciting development for the Denmark community and will ensure residents receive the high level of health care they deserve.”

    The Minister said 3.5ha of the 11ha Community Park site would be rezoned to accommodate the new hospital.

    The State Government has agreed to a council proposal to add the 3.22ha existing hospital site to the Community Park.

    A consultant from the Department of Housing and Works will work on addressing the Environmental Protection Authority’s project requirements before construction begins.

    The new Denmark Hospital is scheduled to open its doors by July, 2007.

    The hospital is another example of the Gallop Government ensuring regional Western Australia receives its fair share of health services.

    Minister's office: 9220 5000