Funding for Joondalup Health Campus expansion

Federal funding for Joondalup Health Campus expansion Yanchep and Gingin residents will benefit from the $158 million the Turnbull Government has committed towards a Joondalup Health Campus expansion. Picture: Courtney Holloway

YANCHEP and Gingin residents will benefit from a Turnbull Government GST top-up payment this year of $158 million towards a Joondalup Health Campus expansion.

The Joondalup Health Campus expansion will include 90 new public beds, 75 new mental health beds, a new stroke unit, three new cardiac catheter laboratories, a new 25-bed coronary care unit, allowing for further expansion of the existing high dependency unit, an urgent care clinic, an ambulatory care centre and a Medihotel facility.

Mr Cook said hospital upgrades had been a key priority of the McGowan Government, as part of ongoing negotiations between the federal government and state government to improve WA’s share of infrastructure funding from Canberra.

He said the McGowan Government’s election commitment to redevelop Joondalup Health Campus included an additional 90 public hospital beds, 30 new mental health beds, eight new operating theatres and the establishment of a new stroke unit.

A Medihotel, expanded emergency department and an urgent care clinic will also be built to free up hospital beds and improve patient flow,’’ he said.

The announcement follows the opening of a purpose-built, dedicated mental health observation area at Joondalup Health Campus, in February this year, to alleviate the pressure on the emergency department.

The funding will be provided by the commonwealth to the state government this financial year, and held centrally until planning is completed by the state government.

Mr Cook said planning for the upgrades was underway and the government looked forward to partnering with Ramsay Health Care to improve services at Joondalup.