Improving health in WA

Infrastructure

Between 2008 and 2018, WA Health is investing more than $7 billion in building new hospitals and improving existing health facilities, with support from the Commonwealth Government and other partners.

Our health system is expanding in Perth and across the State with projects underway, recently completed or in planning.

These projects will boost and strengthen healthcare closer to where people live, now and into the future.

The WA Country Health Service is undertaking one of the largest public country hospital building programs in the world. The $1 billion capital works program will bring world class health care closer to home for people living in regional and remote Western Australia.

Since 2008, WA Health has:

  • opened two new hospitals for the Perth metro area that included Fiona Stanley Hospital and St John of God Midland Public Hospital 
  • made improvements to children’s facilities at 10 public hospitals across WA plus a new hospital for children soon to be completed
  • opened new, major health campuses that included Albany and Busselton; with foundations laid for Karratha (the single biggest investment in a public hospital undertaking in regional WA)
  • made upgrades and expansions to a further 30 regional sites
  • invested significantly to create bigger and more responsive Emergency Departments in 25 locations across the State
  • built a $54 million State Cancer Centre, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, at QEII Medical Centre, plus new and improved facilities at six Perth hospitals and in six regional locations
  • more accommodation for staff and visiting specialists in regional areas.