Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Mental Health

    Peel Health Campus to benefit from funding boost

    10/05/2018 3:35 PM
     
    • Sustainable Health Review recognises Peel region's health needs
    • $4.4 million invested in Peel Health Campus
    • McGowan Government funding as part of Peel Health Campus boost 

    The Peel Health Campus will receive an initial $4.4 million funding boost as part of the McGowan Government's State Budget. 

     

    The multimillion dollar investment in the facility will build on the Government's commitment to support services at Peel Health Campus.

      

    The funding injection will provide immediate upgrades to the car parking facilities for visitors and staff, and increase overall security and safety through an upgrade of the CCTV system and the lock-down capability.

     

    In addition, the investment will support a proactive program to improve the hospital's assets and facilities.

     

    February's Interim Report of the Sustainable Health Review (SHR) highlighted the Peel region as a pressure point.  The review will inform the needs of the Peel Health Campus going forward.

     

    While the SHR and departmental analysis are undertaken, this investment recognises the importance that the McGowan Government places on Peel Health Campus.  Discussions with Ramsay will continue and costings sought for an expansion of the emergency department facility.

     

    Under the previous government, Ramsay Health Care was awarded a five-year extension of the Peel Health Campus Health Service Agreement to August 2023.

     

    For more 2018-19 State Budget information, visit http://www.ourstatebudget.wa.gov.au

     

    Comments attributed to Health Minister Roger Cook:

     

    "The future of Peel Health Campus as a quality hospital is vital to ensure a high standard of services to patients now and into the future.

     

    "This investment represents the Government's commitment to the people in the Peel region to having access to an essential and reliable health service close to home."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 6500