Kalgoorlie Health Campus

The $59.6 million redevelopment of Kalgoorlie Health Campus was officially opened on 28 August 2015 by Health Minister Dr Kim Hames. Local residents and surrounding communities can enjoy improved patient services with more options for visiting clinicians to accommodate future demand.

Clinical works complete

Visitors and locals from the Goldfields and surrounding areas now have access to upgraded, modern treatment facilities with all clinical works in the $59.6 million redevelopment of Kalgoorlie Health Campus now complete.

Officially opened on 28 August 2015 by Health Minister Dr Kim Hames, the Goldfields and surrounding areas now have more options for local, modern treatment.

The project was jointly funded by State and Australian Governments and included $15.8 million from the State Government's Royalties for Regions program.

The completion of clinical works includes a $3.8 million Commonwealth-funded cancer centre providing four chemotherapy chairs, a treatment room, a group meeting room and consulting rooms for outpatient and oncologist appointments.

The completion of clinical works seamlessly ties into earlier phases of the redevelopment which included a palliative care unit, new emergency department, high dependency unit and medical imaging department.

Emergency department

Kalgoorlie Health Campus now boasts a new emergency department and medical imaging unit providing vital health services to more than 56,000 Goldfields residents, including a large number of fly-in-fly-out workers, in modern, well equipped buildings.

Kalgoorlie Health Campus emergency department and medical imaging unit provides vital health services to more than 56,000 Goldfields residents, including a large number of fly-in-fly-out workers, in modern, well equipped buildings.

This most extensive phase of the redevelopment involved the demolition of a 50 year old building and construction of a new block on the front of the new site which became operational in November 2012.

Features include:

  • A new front entrance and foyer to the emergency and medical imaging departments
  • The emergency department has increased capacity from 11 to 16 treatment bays including resuscitation bays for patients requiring the highest level of care as well as isolation and single treatment rooms
  • A fast-track facility to reduce waiting times
  • A four-bed observation ward and six-bed special care unit co-located with the emergency department
  • The medical imaging department is adjacent to the emergency department ensuring close proximity of most of the hospital’s acute services.

Palliative care unit

Palliative care ward

A $2.7 million palliative care unit was officially opened by Minister for Health Dr Kim Hames in December 2010.

These facilities have been specifically designed to offer patients and their families much needed comfort and privacy.

Comprising of three large single bedrooms, each opening to a private courtyard, en-suite facilities, kitchenette and sofa bed for overnight visitors and carers.

News

DateTitleSource
28 August 2015 Goldfields celebrates hospital redevelopment (external website) Media Statements
7 May 2013 Next step for Kalgoorlie Health Campus redevelopment (external website) Media Statements
1 November 2012 New facilities for Kalgoorlie Health Campus (external website) Media Statements
6 July 2012 Premier visits $55.8m Kalgoorlie Health Campus (external website) Media Statements
17 January 2011 Works start today on Kalgoorlie Health Campus (external website) Media Statements
23 December 2010 Minister announces new tender for next phase of Kalgoorlie Health Campus (external website) Media Statements
6 September 2010 Continued progress at Kalgoorlie Health Campus (external website) Media Statements
5 March 2010 Works begin on $55.8million upgrade of Kalgoorlie Health Campus (external website) Media Statements
29 January 2010 Builders appointed to Phase 1 of Kalgoorlie Health Campus redevelopment (external website) Media Statements
11 November 2009 Kalgoorlie Hospital tenders called (external website) Media Statements
23 September 2009 Kalgoorlie Hospital redevelopment well on track (external website) Media Statements
13 May 2009 Kalgoorlie Hospital redevelopment update (external website) Media Statements
17 April 2009 Architects appointed to Kalgoorlie Hospital redevelopment (external website) Media Statements
12 March 2009 Builders appointed to Kalgoorlie Hospital redevelopment forward works (external website) Media Statements
15 November 2008 Go-ahead for Kalgoorlie Hospital makeover (external website) Media Statements

Contacts

If you require further information regarding the Kalgoorlie Hospital Redevelopment please contact:

WACHS Goldfields Redevelopment Project Office
The Palms
68 Piccadilly Street
Kalgoorlie
WA 6430

Tel: (08) 9080 5786
Fax: (08) 9080 5724