Infrastructure improvements to the Kalamunda District Community Hospital are well under way with key contracts set to be awarded.
The hospital provides day surgical procedures and a specialist inpatient palliative care service, launched earlier in 2017, for patients in the east metropolitan area.
As part of the $1.9 million upgrade, removal of asbestos will begin later in June 2017 to enable the replacement of the hospital’s ageing hot water system in early July 2017.
Contracts will also be awarded by the end of June 2017 to manage other works related to the partial replacement of the hospital roof, installation of passive fire barriers, improvements to the hospital’s electrical systems and new air conditioning to parts of the facility.
Other expected upgrades that will occur in 2017-18 include the refurbishment of the hospital’s main reception area to improve accessibility.
As part of a WA Government election commitment, an unused piece of land located next to Kalamunda hospital is being considered as a possible location for future aged care facilities.
Other sites being considered include Mundijong, Subiaco, Armadale, Bentley, Mandurah, Middle Swan, Mount Claremont, Murdoch, Osborne Park, Pinjarra and Rockingham.
It is expected that any State-owned land being considered for aged care purposes would be available to be acquired by the non-government sector.
Source: WA Government