Patients in the Great Southern will benefit from a $1.8 million upgrade to Plantagenet Cranbrook Health Service Emergency Department (ED), as part of the McGowan Government’s commitment to health services in regional Western Australia.
The successful tender – awarded to Devlyn Australia Pty Ltd – will deliver the enhanced ED at the hospital.
The upgrade will include two new acute treatment bays, a resuscitation treatment bay, an ambulance bay, an ambulance airlock, improvements to the nurses’ station, and refurbished utility and service rooms.
The works will cause minimal disruption to the ED, with the relocation of some of the areas already in progress.
The project is set to be completed by the end of this year.
As stated by Health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson:
“We are committed to ensuring residents in the Great Southern have access to high-quality healthcare facilities.
“The upgrades – which include additional treatment bays – will be a welcomed improvement to the hospital. It means patients will have a modernised area for ED treatment, as well as additional treatment bays.
“Nursing staff will also benefit from updated staff facilities, which will make their space more functional.
“Importantly, this upgrade will bring the facility in line with contemporary building standards, to ensure the upgrades last well into the future.”
As stated by Warren-Blackwood MLA Jane Kelsbie:
“The award of this tender is a significant milestone for this important project which will transform the emergency department at the Plantagenet Cranbrook Health Service.
“This investment is another example of the McGowan Government’s commitment to improving access to high-quality healthcare facilities in the regions, including Warren-Blackwood.”