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11.06.2018 16:52 Age: 105 days

Works set to commence at Esperance Health Campus


Residents of Esperance will soon be able to receive renal care closer to home after the WA Country Health service announced a new self-dialysis facility will be developed at Esperance Health Campus.

The $3.5 million undertaking is set to commence in June and will see refurbishment of the existing ward to include a self-dialysis facility as well as an upgrade to the nurse call system and a number of other developments.

WA Country Health Service Regional Director (Goldfields) Geraldine Ennis PSM said the community supported home dialysis unit will provide a facility for local patients to undertake the treatment in a comfortable and familiar setting.

“The refurbished unit will be located inside the inpatient ward of Esperance Health Campus, with two treatment bays and a separate consultation room with videoconferencing capability,” Ms Ennis said.

“The renal and other works are expected to be completed mid-2019 with minimal disruption to patient care and services,” she added.

Ms Ennis said funding for the $3.5 million project included $915,000 from the Commonwealth-funded Bringing Renal Dialysis Services Closer to Home project to expand renal service infrastructure.

Work on the project has been awarded to Devlyn Construction.

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