York, Southern Cross, Moora and Beverley Health Services are one step closer to receiving refurbishments with the selection of builders announced for each site.
Acting Regional Director Wheatbelt, Sean Conlan, said the builders would be moving on site around the end of November to early December and that residents would start to see construction underway shortly after that time.
“This is good news for local residents who are looking forward to seeing improvements made to their local health services,” Mr Conlan said.
“Investment in regional healthcare is a priority and refurbishments such as these help to provide people with the care they need, closer to home.”
Mr Conlan said there would be no disruption to services during the refurbishments.
Beverley Health Service will receive a redeveloped Emergency Department including two new treatment bays and X-Ray area, three new multipurpose consultation rooms, a refurbished ensuite in the aged care ward, a refurbished kitchen, an enhanced staff station and new driveway including parking for mobility scooters.
York Health Service will receive a redeveloped Emergency Department including a triage room, new waiting area and a new ambulance entry. They will also receive two new multipurpose consultation rooms, a child health consultation room, a fully assisted patient shower and toilet, a new driveway and main entry, a new staff station as well as upgraded equipment in the kitchen.
Southern Cross Health Service’s Emergency Department will be redeveloped, with new treatment rooms, upgrades to service areas and X-ray room, and new disabled toilet added. The ambulance bay will be redeveloped for improved patient flow and a new multipurpose consultation room will be added.
At Moora Health Service the main entrance will be improved, with a larger waiting area and triage room will be added as well as a suite of consultation rooms. Other improvements include a new group therapy room and outdoor therapy area, two community supported renal dialysis chairs, an extension to the aged care lounge/dining room and refurbished staff areas.
The health service refurbishments were all funded by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions as part of the half a billion dollar Southern Inland Health Initiative being delivered by the WA Country Health Service.
The Southern Inland Health Initiative’s $300 million capital works program is more extensive and complex than any project previously undertaken by the WA Country Health Service, with new builds and upgrades to 37 hospitals and health services in the Great Southern, Wheatbelt, South West and Midwest.
In the Wheatbelt, Merredin, Northam and Narrogin hospitals are being redeveloped as well as upgrades to 23 small hospitals and health centres across the region.
To find out more, go to www.health.wa.gov.au/southerninland.
Media contact: Hayley Mayne, WA Country Health Service, 0403 772 524.