- Jurien Bay Health Centre and Moora Health Service redevelopments complete
- Part of the biggest capital works program ever completed by the WA Country Health Service
The Jurien Bay Health Centre and Moora Health Service redevelopments were officially opened today.
The redevelopments are part of a $300 million capital works program that is improving infrastructure in 37 towns across the Wheatbelt, Great Southern, Midwest and South West regions.
The $5.23 million upgrade to Jurien Bay Health Centre includes a new outpatient care wing with three treatment bays, a child health consultation room, and new workstations for staff. Other upgrades include a dental treatment room, a new triage assessment area in the emergency department, video-conference enabled multipurpose consultation rooms, new nurse call system, upgraded electrical, mechanical and hydraulic services and a larger generator to support the entire centre when emergency power is needed.
The $5.3 million upgrade to Moora Health Service has delivered two new renal dialysis chairs, a facility to accommodate the increased use of technology, five new consultation rooms, a parent room, a new triage assessment area in the emergency department, new workstations and offices. The kitchen received new equipment and a cool room, the aged care lounge was expanded, electrical, mechanical and hydraulics services were upgraded and a new nurse call system was installed.
Complementing improvements to hospital infrastructure, Jurien Bay Health Centre and Moora Health Service have also benefited from investment in digital and information systems. Staff will now be able to use mobile technology as Wi-Fi will be available throughout the facilities. The wireless networks will also support the future use of wireless telehealth carts that will bring videoconferencing to the patient's bedside.
Comments attributed to Health Minister Roger Cook:
"Capital upgrades, combined with an investment in digital and information systems and telehealth services combine to make contemporary health services more accessible to people living in regional areas.
"By upgrading ICT systems in our regional health centres, we can take full advantage of telehealth which brings care closer to home for our patients."
Comments attributed to Agricultural Region MLC Laurie Graham:
"I'm particularly pleased that the Moora health service redevelopment involves two new renal chairs. The new renal chairs means that local people with renal disease will be able to access treatment closer to home."
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