Osborne Park Hospital To Undergo A Major Transformation

Osborne Park Hospital To Undergo A Major Transformation

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan

Western Australia Minister for Health Roger Cook

Osborne Park Hospital’s $24.9 Million Expansion

Victor P Taffa

  • McGowan Government delivers election commitment to upgrade hospital services
  • Enhanced obstetric services and neonatal nursery
  • New Rehabilitation Unit to include an additional 10 beds
  • Expanded specialised therapy hub
  • Future Urgent Care Clinic and aged care precinct plans progressed

Osborne Park Hospital will undergo a major transformation with record funding of $24.9 Million allocated in the 2018-19 State Budget.

“Osborne Park Hospital expansion will enhance the hospital and health care experience for thousands of northern suburbs patients who require maternity and rehabilitation services.” Premier Mark McGowan said.

Funding boost delivers on the McGowan Government’s commitment to improve the hospital’s neonatal unit and expand rehabilitation services.

Expansion includes a new level 2A neonatal nursery for local mothers with low to moderate risk pregnancies. The enhanced obstetric services will enable more mothers to give birth closer to where they live.

“Delivering on this election promise means mums with low to moderate risk pregnancies can have their babies from 34 weeks, at a top class obstetric facility closer to their home. It also means fewer babies will need to be transferred to other hospitals for specialist care, keeping them in the same hospital as their mothers.” Minister for Health Roger Cook said.

Higher level of care provided at the nursery will also reduce the need for babies requiring specialist care to be transferred to King Edward Memorial Hospital or the new Perth Children’s Hospital. This allows more mothers and their babies to remain at the same hospital following the birth.

A new 10-bed rehabilitation unit will also form part of the expansion of healthcare services at Osborne Park Hospital. The unit will specialise in caring for a range of patients requiring rehabilitation following a stroke, amputation and neurological conditions.

In a first of its kind for Perth’s northern suburbs, a centralised therapy hub will be developed at Osborne Park Hospital. It will provide inpatient and outpatient services to thousands of patients requiring rehabilitation in a contemporary environment.

WA Minister for Health Roger Cook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patients at the therapy hub will have access to a full complement of nursing, medical and allied health staff support. The state-of-the-art rehabilitation unit will enable patients to interact with one another, which evidence-based research shows enhances recovery outcomes.

Expansion project is being delivered by the State and Commonwealth governments through a joint funding arrangement, with the State contributing $14.3 Million. Detailed capital planning project work has already commenced, and the project is expected to be completed in 2021.

To facilitate the growth in Perth’s northern suburbs and build on the quality health service Osborne Park Hospital provides, additional work is being undertaken to further the plans for an Urgent Care Clinic and a 16,000 sqm aged care precinct on the hospital site.