$96 million funding boost for Joondalup Health Campus expansion
Deputy Premier and Minister for Health Roger Cook visited Joondalup Health Campus on 14 December 2019 to announce additional funding for the expansion of the hospital.
Kempton Cowan and Health Minister Roger Cook with local MPs looking at the plans for the expansion of JHC.
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$1 million upgrade for Strathfield cardiac catheter laboratory
Strathfield Private Hospital now has access to the latest technology in treating a range of heart conditions, with a million-dollar upgrade to the hospital’s
cardiac catheter laboratory.
The existing lab is being replaced by a state-of-the-art Philips
Azurion 7M12, an image-guided therapy system which will save
time by allowing the interventional team to work together in the
exam room, without interrupting each other.
Strathfield Private Hospital CEO, Sally Cameron, said: “Strathfield
has a really long history in providing cardiac services and the
new lab will ensure we maintain our excellent reputation.”
The new technology will offer a full range of both mainstream
and complex cardiac interventions including diagnostic
procedures and treatment for conditions including heart disease
and cardiac arrhythmias.
“Staff have been well-trained in the new technology;
doctors and patients are now lined up and ready to use it,”
Mrs Cameron said.
The upgrade will complement the hospital’s cardiac team; many
of them have worked at the site for at least 10 years.
“They are all very dedicated to what they do and have an
excellent rapport with each other and the doctors as well which
is so important in looking after patients,” Mrs Cameron said.
More than 730 cases were performed through Strathfield’s
catheter laboratory in 2019.
The hospital has been providing cardiac services for 25 years.
The Minister visited Ward D0 to make the announcement
and said the McGowan Government was committing an
extra $96 million to the development of JHC, which
• 30 new mental health inpatient beds
• 12 additional Emergency Department patient bays
• An Urgent Care Clinic to treat drug and alcohol affected
• 90 inpatient beds in a design to meet future demand
• 6 new critical care beds
• 362 new parking bays for members of the public and staff
• 2 new operating theatres, one of which is a cardiac
This brings the estimated total cost of the expansion project
to $256.7 million – including $158 million of Federal funding.
Work on the expanded staff car park and Emergency
commence first with
Expression of Interest to
pre-select builders taking
place in January and
construction due to begin
A Heads of Agreement
has been signed
between Ramsay Health
Care and the McGowan
Government for the
project, with the entire
build expected to be
complete by July 2025.
Health Minister Roger Cook and patient with Sabine Winton and Emily Hamilton MLA. Kempton Cowan points to concept design plans.