Sneak peek at new hos­pi­tal

Pilbara News - - Pilbara Opinion - City of Kar­ratha Mayor Peter Long

The first views of the new Kar­ratha Health Cam­pus have been pro­vided to the coun­cil.

They show an ul­tra-mod­ern two-storey build­ing, with a third storey for equip­ment rooms, spread­ing over the ex­ten­sive site.

There are vo­lu­mi­nous car park­ing spa­ces, some on-site ac­com­mo­da­tion and a new Pop­u­la­tion Health area within the hos­pi­tal build­ing it­self.

Ar­eas with pro­tected gar­dens will be in­cor­po­rated within the build­ing en­ve­lope and ex­ten­sive land­scap­ing will be done around the hos­pi­tal.

There will be a pedes­trian plaza con­nec­tion to the city cen­tre. The build­ing is be­ing de­signed and con­structed by Brook­field Mul­ti­plex, which re­cently com­peted the $2 bil­lion Fiona Stan­ley Hos­pi­tal in Perth.

It is be­ing funded al­most en­tirely by the State Gov­ern­ment’s Roy­al­ties for Re­gions Pro­gram ($207 mil­lion), with a small con­tri­bu­tion from the Pil­bara Health Ini­tia­tive.

When com­pleted, the Kar­ratha Health Cam­pus will have dou­ble the num­ber of emer­gency depart­ment bays, a state-of-the-art CT scan­ner, a new sur­gi­cal cen­tre, new ma­ter­nity wing and de­liv­ery suites, a he­li­pad and ex­panded out­pa­tient fa­cil­i­ties.

The hos­pi­tal will open in 2018.

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