Tender awarded to add more than 200 additional car parks
McGowan Government progresses key election commitment to meet increasing health needs of South West communities
Once complete, the redevelopment is expected to include an expanded emergency department, increased operating theatre capacity, new clinical equipment and additional beds
Bunbury Regional Hospital's $200 million redevelopment is officially underway with the car park works tender awarded to Western Australian construction company Devlyn Australia Pty Ltd.
More than 200 additional car parking bays will be added to the hospital making it easier for patients and staff to access regional WA's busiest healthcare facility.
This step forward marks the McGowan Government's commitment to improve health infrastructure, ensuring residents of the South West have access to a contemporary facility that meets their growing needs.
In addition to the more than 200 parking bays, once complete the transformation project will bring:
An expanded emergency department
Increased operating theatre capacity
New clinical equipment
New emergency access and mental health facilities
Western Australia's first regional training, education and research centre
A boost to digital capability
Car parks works are expected to be complete by the end of March 2022.
The next steps of the multi-million-dollar redevelopment include the design of the main works.
Comments attributed to Health Minister Roger Cook:
"The McGowan Government is progressing a key election commitment with Bunbury Regional Hospital's car park works tender being awarded.
"I know the extra parking, when completed, will make a big difference in reducing the stress of people rushing for an appointment, or needing to access the Emergency Department.
"The $200 million redevelopment of Bunbury Regional Hospital is the biggest undertaken in regional WA. The project will deliver a fit-for-purpose facility providing the entire South West community with care close to home that will meet the growing demand for years to come."
Comments attributed to Member for Bunbury Don Punch:
"I am really pleased the physical works at the hospital are about to begin and I know the improvements will be highly valued by our community.
"Car parking has been a serious issue at the hospital for some time, particularly for people experiencing mobility issues, so I am very pleased an additional 200 parking bays are being constructed in the first round of redevelopment works."
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