Member for Central Wheatbelt Mia Davies MLA has welcomed the official opening of the $42 million Northam Health Campus redevelopment.
The new and improved health facilities were part of a $600 million injection into Wheatbelt health under the Royalties for Regions funded Southern Inland Health Initiative, delivered by The Nationals in Government.
“I am exceptionally proud to have been part of the previous Governments that fought for and committed this funding to improve health services in our region,” Ms Davies said.
“Regional communities deserve modern hospital and health facilities so they can access treatment close to home.
“The new and improved facilities in Northam mean patients now have the convenience of staying in their community for surgical procedures, chemotherapy, pharmacy and renal services.”
In February 2019 the Northam Health Service opened its newly refurbished emergency department allowing for greater privacy during treatment, and in June of this year two fully integrated operating theatres featuring state-of-the-art technology became operational.
The redevelopment also includes a central sterile services department with high tech equipment, specialist consulting rooms, an upgraded kitchen and an outpatient area for child health, mental health and occupational therapy services.
Nationals WA spokesperson for Health Martin Aldridge MLC said the Northam hospital redevelopment was part of the State’s single biggest investment in regional health care in WA history.
“Projects like the Northam Hospital redevelopment were only made possible because The Nationals fought for and delivered Royalties for Regions,” Mr Aldridge said.
“We knew that without significant investment health services would continue to be centralised back to Perth and further exacerbate the poor health outcomes country people have compared to their city counterparts.
“These are the types of projects we fight for every day, to make sure regional Western Australia gets a fair deal when it comes to health, education, and other critical services.”