Wheatbelt Health Service Redevelopments Complete
April 10, 2018 at 1:33 PM
Several Wheatbelt towns have had their Health Services refurbished as part of the biggest capital works program ever completed by the WA Country Health Service.
The redevelopments are part of a $300 million capital works program that is improving capital infrastructure across 37 towns in regional Western Australia including Northam, Merredin, York, Goomalling, Dalwallinu, Wongan Hills, Southern Cross, Jurien Bay, Moora, Kununoppin, Wyalkatchem, Koorda, Bruce Rock and Kellerberrin.
The York Health Service now has emergency department access to the Emergency Telehealth Service, a new ambulance entry and triage room, two multipurpose consultation rooms and a telehealth consulting room. Included in the upgrades are new toilets, a larger waiting room, a new staff station and upgraded kitchen.
The Goomalling Health Service redevelopment includes an extension to the emergency department that includes a resuscitation bay and dedicated triage room- both with access to telehealth services and a new treatment bay. There is also a new telehealth enabled consultation room, improved security for staff and patients, and a refurbished kitchen.
The Dalwallinu Health Service redevelopment includes a new waiting area, triage room, child health consult room, telehealth consultation room, upgraded bathrooms, refurbished kitchen, secure medical records and communications room, security doors and a new disabled access toilet.
The Wongan Hills Health Service redevelopment includes a new ambulance bay canopy, refurbished waiting area, new telehealth consultation room, new toilet and shower in acute care area, upgraded kitchen, security doors and a new disabled toilet.
Dalwallinu and Wongan Hills Health Services have also benefited from investment in digital and information systems such as a wireless network, uninterrupted power supplies that connect to emergency generators and wireless telehealth carts that enable videoconferencing to be brought to the patient’s bedside.
Health Minister Roger Cook stated that these refurbishments will “significantly enhance the delivery of healthcare to the local community. The improved access to telehealth services, including the Emergency Telehealth Service, is part of the McGowan Government’s plan to provide medical services when and where people need them.”
Agricultural Region MLC, Hon Darren West said: “The refurbishments will enhance delivery of health care to the local community and have already improved working conditions for staff. This investment by the State Government ensures that patients are receiving a contemporary and improved health care service."