Peel Health Campus Treats More Than 40,000 Patients Each Year

Peel Health Campus Treats More Than 40,000 Patients Each Year

Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett

Western Australia Minister for Health Kim Hames

New Funding For More Surgery At Peel Health Campus

Victor P Taffa

Peel Health Campus is set to receive $2 Million to complete additional cases of elective surgery.

Premier Colin Barnett said the initiative would be funded from a pool of State and Commonwealth funding earmarked for addressing elective surgery waiting lists.

“Peel Health Campus already treats more than 40,000 patients each year in its emergency department and has extensive medical and surgical services that cater for this growing region of Western Australia.” Premier Barnett said.

“This additional funding will ensure patients who need procedures such as orthopaedics, ophthalmology and urology will receive their surgery closer to home within the public health system.” Premier Barnett said.

Health Minister Kim Hames congratulated the hospital on its capacity to complete additional surgery and ensure patients had surgery within clinically appropriate time frames.

“More and more West Australians need elective surgery and we are keeping up with demand by undertaking record numbers of procedures.” Dr. Hames said.

“This new capacity at Peel Health Campus will help us to deliver timely health care to those who need it.” Dr. Hames said.

“More than 1,200 patients had elective surgery in the December Quarter at Peel Health Campus and 98 % were done within the recommended time frame.”

“This exceeds Federal Government-set guidelines for elective surgery and I’m looking forward to Peel Health Campus attracting more specialists and treating more patients with this additional funding.” Dr. Hames said.

WA Minister for Health Kim Hames

WA Minister for Health Kim Hames