Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Mental Health

    Geraldton Health Campus redevelopment underway

    9/01/2020 12:00 PM
     
    • The $73.3 million Geraldton Health Campus redevelopment is taking shape with draft concept designs released
    • Geraldton's new community mental health step up/step down service fast tracked  

    The McGowan Government's election commitment to redevelop Geraldton Health Campus is progressing. Draft concept designs showing the new exterior of the hospital paint the picture for this exciting project.

     

    The new design will focus on putting the patient first, ensuring those accessing services at Geraldton Health Campus are able to navigate the facility with ease. The architectural drawings were refined based on staff and consumer consultation.

     

    The redevelopment of the Geraldton Health Campus includes:

    • an expanded emergency department;
    • a new Intensive Care Unit co-located with a redeveloped High Dependency Unit;
    • a new integrated mental health service inclusive of an acute psychiatric unit and a mental health short stay unit;
    • a reconfigured main entry;
    • essential engineering service upgrades including the replacement of the chillers; and
    • redesign and expansion of car parking. 

    The new emergency department, integrated mental health service and eight bed high dependency/intensive care unit are expected to be operational in 2023 to provide high-quality health services to the Mid-West community.

     

    The hospital redevelopment will be complemented by the new Geraldton community mental health step up/step down service. The McGowan Government is fast tracking the delivery of this service with $2.4 million allocated in the 2019-20 Mid-Year Review.

     

    The McGowan Government has recently committed funding of $382,500 to increase the on-site security presence at Geraldton Health Campus, this will strengthen the existing seven day a week security service as well as the ongoing ground patrols.

     

    Security of staff is further assured through the provision of duress alarms, newly updated CCTV surveillance technology and safe rooms.

     

    This funding comes on top of the $8.37 million maintenance works package for the Mid-West announced in September 2019, of which approximately $1.5 million is allocated to Geraldton Health Campus.

     

    Comments attributed to Health and Mental Health Minister Roger Cook:

     

    "The Geraldton Health Campus redevelopment will strengthen quality healthcare for people living in the Mid-West and reinforces the McGowan Government's ongoing commitment to giving country healthcare the attention that it deserves.

     

    "The existing hospital will remain operational while it is undergoing new builds and refurbishments, ensuring minimal disruption to current services.

     

    "The Geraldton Health Campus redevelopment will be rolled out in stages with the full project expected to be operational in 2023."

     

    Comments attributed to Agricultural Region MLC Darren West:

     

    "After many years of waiting, the McGowan Government is delivering much needed health and mental health services to the Mid-West.

     

    "This is a commitment we took to the 2017 State election and we have kept our promise.

     

    "I thank Premier Mark McGowan, Health Minister Roger Cook and Treasurer Ben Wyatt for delivering this project for our community."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 6500