Kalamunda Hospital To Be Upgraded

Kalamunda Hospital To Be Upgraded

Western Australia Minister for Health Roger Cook

Kalamunda Hospital Upgrades On Track

Victor P Taffa

  • $1.9 Million infrastructure upgrades at Kalamunda hospital on track to be completed in 2017-18 financial year
  • Kalamunda one of 12 sites considered for possible aged care facilities as part of McGowan Government election commitment

Infrastructure improvements to the Kalamunda District Community Hospital are well under way with key contracts set to be awarded this month.

Kalamunda Hospital provides day surgical procedures and a specialist inpatient palliative care service, launched earlier this year, for patients in the east metropolitan area.

As part of the $1.9 Million upgrade, removal of asbestos will begin later this month to enable the replacement of the hospital’s ageing hot water system in early July.

“Kalamunda District Community Hospital is a vital part of the hospital network, and I welcome both the improvements to the building and the scope of services this hospital provides.” Minister for Health Roger Cook said.

“This includes ensuring patients and families now have access to high-quality end-of-life palliative care at a time when they are possibly at their most vulnerable.”

Contracts will also be awarded by the end of June to manage other works related to the partial replacement of the hospital roof, installation of passive fire barriers, improvements to the hospital’s electrical systems and new air conditioning to parts of the facility.

“This is good news for the Kalamunda and Hills communities who have relied on the services provided by the hospital for more than 40 years.” Matthew Hughes Kalamunda MLA said.

“These upgrades will ensure the Kalamunda hospital continues to play a key role within the local community.”

Other expected upgrades that will occur in 2017-18 include the refurbishment of the hospital’s main reception area to improve accessibility.

As part of a McGowan Government election commitment, an unused piece of land located next to Kalamunda hospital is being considered as a possible location for future aged care facilities.

Other sites being considered include

  • Armadale,
  • Bentley,
  • Mandurah,
  • Middle Swan,
  • Mount Claremont,
  • Mundijong,
  • Murdoch,
  • Osborne Park,
  • Pinjarra,
  • Rockingham,
  • Subiaco.

It is expected that any State-owned land being considered for aged care purposes would be available to be acquired by the non-government sector.