State Govt to open medi-hotel
The State Government has announced plans for its first medihotel.
The WA facility, designed to take pressure off the State’s major hospitals, will be built next to Fiona Stanley Hospital in the Perth suburb of Murdoch and will be part of a broader commercial and residential development.
A deal is being finalised with developer Fini Group, with Aegis to operate the accommodation facility.
Health Minister Roger Cook said the medi-hotel would deliver a better experience for recuperating patients and free up hospital beds.
“Medi-hotels are a key component of the McGowan Labor Government’s commitment to putting patients first,” Mr Cook said.
“They will deliver a better experience for recuperating patients and to free up hospital beds so more patients can be treated.”
AMA WA president Omar Khorshid said given bed numbers were limited at Fiona Stanley, the Murdoch medi-hotel could improve the public hospital’s service delivery.
Perth patients are set to end up in hotel rooms rather than hospital wards.