Jim McGinty

Jim McGinty

Attorney General; Minister for Health; Electoral Affairs

    Boom delivers an extra $320million for Fiona Stanley Hospital

    21/09/2005 12:00 AM

    The State’s booming economy will see the Gallop Government allocate $742million to build the new Fiona Stanley Hospital as the State’s flagship health facility.

    Health Minister Jim McGinty said the Fiona Stanley Hospital would become the centre for treatment of major trauma, burns and heart and lung transplants when it opened in 2011.

    “The hospital will provide first rate health care at the doorstep of people living in our southern suburbs,” Mr McGinty said.

    “In addition to providing obstetric, paediatric, and cancer treatment, the new tertiary hospital will house the State Trauma and Burns Centre and heart/lung transplantation services.”

    When it opens its doors in 2011, the Fiona Stanley Hospital will boast 610 beds which will increase to 1,058 beds by 2015.

    “A new state-of-the-art emergency department at Fiona Stanley Hospital will replace the tertiary emergency services at Fremantle Hospital and Royal Perth Hospital, while Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital emergency department will be expanded and revamped,” the Minister said.

    A new State Rehabilitation Centre will be built on the hospital site to replace the ageing facility at Shenton Park Rehabilitation Hospital and provide therapy and treatment for people recovering from debilitating accidents and illnesses.

    The framework will also see the development of a state-of-the-art medical research facility to be built in conjunction with universities and the Western Australian Institute of Medical Research.

    The plans for the Fiona Stanley Hospital are set out in a comprehensive blueprint released today that maps the size, complexity and mix of clinical services to be provided at the Murdoch hospital.

    Mr McGinty said the ‘WA Health Clinical Services Framework’ detailed the role and projected bed capacity for every metropolitan public hospital in WA, including the Fiona Stanley Hospital.

    “The framework is based on the Health Reform Committee (Reid) Report and will guide the future direction of health services in this State for the next 15 years,” he said.

    “The framework is the result of months of consultation with doctors, nurses and other health professionals who have provided us with invaluable advice on how we can provide the best possible patient care into the future.”

    The Minister said the Fiona Stanley Hospital was crucial to the improved safety, sustainability and efficiency of WA’s health system.

    The Fiona Stanley Hospital site is part of a planned health community, which includes links with St John of God private hospital, a new medical centre, consulting rooms and a medi-hotel.

    Mr McGinty said the additional funding to build the Fiona Stanley Hospital was part of a total rebuild of the State’s health system.

    “Our booming economy means we can invest an extra $890million to build new hospitals, upgrade existing hospitals and open an additional 800 beds,” he said.

    “The Government has developed a 10-year health blueprint with a massive $3.6billion capital works program for hospitals right across the State.”

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