Northam Health Campus has officially opened two new fully integrated operating theatres featuring state-of-the-art technology as part of the McGowan Government’s $42 million hospital redevelopment.
The refurbishment is part of the biggest transformation of country hospitals and health services in more than a generation.
Northam Health Campus has increased its operating theatre capacity from one to two theatres, as well as unveiled a refurbished recovery suite and a central sterile services department fitted with high-tech equipment.
Western Australian Country Health Service clinicians have already performed multiple procedures in the theatres in line with the staged approach to recommencing elective surgeries following a temporary reduction as part of WA Health’s COVID-19 response.
The improved, modern facilities enable the Wheatbelt community access to high-quality healthcare closer to home.
As stated by Health Minister Roger Cook:
“The McGowan Government has maintained a firm commitment to giving country healthcare the attention it deserves and these new, state-of-the-art theatres at Northam Health Campus see us continuing to deliver on that pledge.
“These improved facilities mean people in the region now have access to new, modern, state-of-the-art facilities.
“We’re committed to providing the services people need, close to where they live.”
As stated by Agricultural Region MLC Laurie Graham:
“The increased theatre capacity is an integral part of the $42 million redevelopment of the Northam Health Campus and it’s great to see more services available in the Wheatbelt.
“I commend the WA Country Health Service for ensuring continuity of care throughout this time.”