Construction completed on Karratha Health Campus

Alicia PereraPilbara News
The $207.15 million Karratha Health Campus has reached practical completion.
Camera IconThe $207.15 million Karratha Health Campus has reached practical completion. Credit: Pilbara News, Alicia Perera

Construction on the long-awaited Karratha Health Campus has finished with practical completion of the building being announced today.

Banners around the hospital’s CBD construction site have been coming down in the past few days, and this afternoon Health Minister Roger Cook and Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan confirmed that structural works on the building have been completed.

The health campus, which at $207.15 million is the biggest health infrastructure investment in regional WA history, is due to start accepting patients from late October.

It will include an expanded emergency department, surgical centre, a maternity wing with delivery suites, expanded outpatients unit and essential services including child health clinics, medical imagines suites and telehealth services.

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There will also be a helipad for emergency transfers into or out of the hospital.

The health campus will replace Nickol Bay Hospital, whose staff will be transitioning to the new facility over the next few months.

Mr Cook said the hospital would offer the people of Karratha and surrounds a high standard of healthcare.

“Facilities at this hospital have been designed and purpose-built to support quality healthcare to patients,” he said.

“It brings together a wide range of services on a single, modern site enhancing healthcare delivery to the local community and improving working conditions for staff.”

Construction of the health campus began in late 2015 and was completed by Multiplex.

For more, see next week’s copy of the Pilbara News.

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