Upgraded Peel Health Campus emergency department prepares to open in February

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In the lead up to the opening of the upgraded Peel Health Campus emergency department next month, Health Minister Roger Cook has visited today to check out the brand new facility.

The $5 million investment has delivered a new look and improved facilities to assist with patient flow. 

The expansion includes a new fast-track area to improve patient triage, new holding bays; reconfiguration of the existing triage area, redesign of the emergency department waiting room, and an additional seven beds to the short stay unit. 

Health Minister Roger Cook said these fresh new facilities will deliver a better experience for the residents in the Peel region attending the emergency department.

"This investment continues to represent the Government's commitment to the people in the Peel region to have access to essential and reliable emergency care close to home." he said. 

The expanded emergency department forms part of the $10 million upgrade to the Peel Health Campus with other improvements on the way to include an expanded car park, overhauled nurse call system, and increased security. 

"The McGowan Government is committed to transforming the Peel Health Campus. These works are very important improvements to the existing emergency department," Mandurah MLA David Templeman said. 

"I'm also particularly please the McGowan Government will bring our hospital back into public hands and massively expand our hospital, if re-elected, with a $152 million commitment."

In November 2020, the McGowan Government announced a further investment of $152 million for a major redevelopment and expansion of the Peel Health Campus which would end the privatisation of the hospital. 

The new campus will be a State-run public hospital with co-use of facilities for a private hospital, on site, to ensure a range of health care options are available in the Peel-Murray region. 

 

 

 

 

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