McGowan Govt Announces Preferred Proponent Of First Stage For Medihotel

McGowan Govt Announces Preferred Proponent Of First Stage For Medihotel

Western Australia Minister for Health Roger Cook

State Government To Deliver Western Australia’s First Medihotel At Murdoch

Victor P Taffa

  • Western Australia’s first Medihotel to free up hospital beds and shorten wait lists, so more patients can be treated
  • McGowan Government progresses key election commitment
  • Murdoch set to become one of the biggest and most vibrant employment hubs

Work will begin on Western Australia’s first Medihotel next year with the facility expected to open next door to Fiona Stanley Hospital by 2021.

“Today’s announcement marks the first of these specialist Medihotels; others will follow, ensuring high-cost, high-care beds in our major hospitals are freed up for those most in need as we deliver on our promise to put patients first.” Minister for Health Roger Cook said.

 

 

“Medihotels will help reduce waiting times in emergency departments, and waiting lists for elective surgery, by ensuring patients who are not ready to be discharged but no longer need that high level of care can recover in comfort, with family and loved ones close by in a convenient location.”

State Government today named Fini Group as the preferred proponent to develop the first stage of the Murdoch Health and Knowledge Precinct (MHKP), marking an important milestone of a key election commitment.

60-room Medihotel will provide support for the nearby Fiona Stanley and St. John of God hospitals, and free up expensive hospital beds, so more patients can be treated and wait lists can be shortened.

Development will also deliver 175 apartments with 30 % expected to be affordable housing, a 150-bed aged care facility, a 6,480 sqm super medical clinic, short-stay accommodation, as well as 6,080 sqm of commercial, retail and amenity space.

MHKP will be developed over 10 to 15 years across 2 stages, and is a catalyst project for the broader Murdoch Activity Centre, which will ultimately be home to 35,000 jobs, 22,000 residents and up to 44,000 students.