Western Australia Minister for Health Roger Cook
McGowan Government Funds The Collie Hospital Redevelopment
Victor P Taffa
- $12.2 Million allocated to upgrade Collie Hospital,
- Project includes the redevelopment of operating theatre on site,
- Funding to deliver McGowan Government election commitment.
Collie Hospital redevelopment has been given the green light, with the McGowan Government allocating $12.2 Million towards the project.
“McGowan Government recognises that regional hospitals in Western Australia are important and need support. This funding for Collie Hospital will significantly improve the facility and deliver a much-needed new operating theatre.” Minister for Health Roger Cook said.
“This investment is about putting patients in regional Western Australia first, providing appropriate health care closer to home and to their family and loved ones.”
Funding injection will allow for the full refurbishment of the operating theatre.
With approximately 720 surgery cases per year, the operating theatre at Collie Hospital currently has capacity to treat:
- Caesarean section,
- Carpal tunnel,
- Excisions of lumps,
- Hernia repair,
- Removal of lesions with skin graft,
“$12.2 Million to modernise and complete important upgrades to Collie Hospital will create important opportunities for local construction jobs and provide a boost to small businesses in the area.” Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray said.
“These upgrades will ensure Collie Hospital continues to complement Bunbury Regional Hospital and provide the high level of care close to home that country people expect.”
$12.2 Million commitment builds upon the recently completed $7.8 Million refurbishment of Collie Hospital in 2017, This included administration, main entry and emergency department upgrades.
Funding announcement offers certainty to the local residents and reinforces the McGowan Government’s pledge to put patients first.
$12.2 million will be provisioned from Royalties for Regions and is in addition to $500,000 committed in the 2018-19 State Budget for the Valley View Residence in Collie.
This was also a McGowan Government election commitment and provides a significant upgrade to the aged care facility, including new therapy equipment, furniture and an outdoor café.