Joondalup Health Campus (JHC) Development Stage 2 has moved into its final construction phase for the remaining $256.7 million expansion of its health campus.
The McGowan Government has accepted the Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) proposal presented by Ramsay Health Care and Multiplex Constructions Pty Ltd.
The project program, staging and construction methodology has been informed by various clinical experts within the hospital, as well as consumers.
As part of an early works package, Mulitplex has already commenced work on the new 12-bay Influenza-Like-Illness Unit within the Emergency Department that will increase the hospital’s capability to safely manage patients with infectious diseases, including COVID-19.
Construction is also well underway to expand the capacity of the staff multi-storey car park by an additional 215 parking bays.
The total cost of the expansion project is estimated at $256.7 million, of which the Commonwealth has committed $158 million under the Western Australian Hospital Infrastructure Package.
The full expansion comprises of:
- a new mental health building including 30 new acute mental health inpatient beds;
- 12 Emergency Department bays;
- 90 inpatient beds in a design to meet future demand;
- six new critical care beds;
- one new operating theatre;
- one cardiac catheterisation laboratory;
- one specialised urgent care clinic, to operate as a Behavioural Assessment Urgent Care;
- increased parking bays; and
- upgrades to associated services (including Central Energy Plant).
Now the ECI Proposal has been finalised the immediate focus is to continue to progress construction already underway, while finalising detailed design on the remaining stages ready for commencement onsite.
The project is due to be completed in late 2025.
As stated by Health Minister Roger Cook:
“Joondalup Health Campus is one of the busiest and biggest health services in the State and the expansion to meet the growing demands for residents of Perth’s northern corridor is a priority for the McGowan Government.
“We are putting patients first and delivering better health services for the local Joondalup community.”
As stated by Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton:
“Delivering the expanded and enhanced hospital and healthcare facilities as part of this project will also result in hundreds of jobs, both during the construction phase and beyond the expansion completion.
“I look forward to seeing the project completed and it delivering real benefits to the local community.”