Western Australia healthcare services receive $35m
A $35 million overhaul of health facilities in regional Western Australia will improve vital services in the area.
Brendon Grylls, regional development minister, announced today (July 6) that $34.9 million would be injected into the redevelopment of the Carnarvon Health Campus and the Exmouth Multipurpose Service.
The project, which is funded under the Royalties for Regions Scheme, will boost health services in the Gascoyne region including new ambulatory and dental facilities.
With the region becoming a popular retirement area, news of the development may be an attractive aspect for those selling a house in the area.
Mr Grylls commented: "These redevelopments will enable more Gascoyne people to receive timely and effective care closer to home at one integrated health campus, and greatly reduce the number of people who need to travel to Geraldton for care."
The Gascoyne region was experiencing significant growth with an increase in the ageing population, the booming lucrative oil and gas industries and an emerging tourism sector, Mr Grylls explained.
The project will comprise of upgraded IT infrastructure, new telehealth services, construction of additional car parking space, a renovated emergency department and expanded ancillary areas.