Joondalup Hospital To Be Expanded

Joondalup Hospital To Be Expanded

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan

Western Australia Minister for Health and Mental Health Roger Cook

Northern Suburbs Residents To Benefit From Joondalup Hospital Expansion

Victor P Taffa

  • McGowan Government progresses election commitment to expand Joondalup Health Campus
  • Statement of Intent signed with Ramsay Health Care
  • New Urgent Care Clinic and Medihotel included in expansion plans

Healthcare in the northern suburbs will be given a major boost with the McGowan Government’s expansion of Joondalup Health Campus.

“We are putting patients first in our northern suburbs, and delivering yet another election commitment, one that will not only provide an enormous benefit for them, but also for the Western Australia Health system overall.” Premier Mark McGowan said.

McGowan Government and Ramsay Health Care today co-signed a Statement of Intent to deliver the expansion, with work to get under way to further develop the plan.

Plan will see the State Government honour its $167 Million election commitment to provide 90 additional public inpatient beds (on top of the existing 467) and between 25 and 30 new mental health beds (on top of the existing 47).

As part of the McGowan Government’s commitment to put patients first, an Urgent Care Clinic will be established at Joondalup Health Campus to treat patients who are assessed as non-urgent and help reduce pressure on the emergency department.

“Joondalup Health Campus is the cornerstone of health care in Perth’s northern suburbs and we need to make sure we continue to expand the services it provides to local families.” Minister for Health and Mental Health Roger Cook said.

“Activity at Joondalup Health Campus has increased significantly in recent years and while the hospital continues to perform extremely well, this expansion will allow for an even better health service with extra capacity.”

 

WA Minister for Health and Mental Health Roger Cook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Medihotel will also be built to free up more hospital beds and improve patient flow.

Expansion will also include:

  • 8 new operating theatres (up from 12),
  • 6 bed stroke unit established,
  • Expanded emergency department capacity,
  • Visitor and staff parking will also be increased.