The WA Department of Health’s infrastructure spend of the past decade has yielded another new hospital. This time in Karratha, where the $207 million spend has produced an expanded emergency department and a new surgical centre, maternity wing and delivery suites.
There is an enlarged outpatients unit plus child health clinics and new medical imaging suites as well as telehealth services.
The new hospital also includes a helipad to enable access for patients coming to Karratha from more remote locations, and also allows for the emergency evacuation of patients needing urgent transport to Perth.
The Health Minister Roger Cook is touring the new facility today ahead of the official opening in July with first patients expected a couple of months later.
His office has released a video of the campus taken by drone as well as time lapse footage of behind the scenes of the build, which came in on time and on budget.