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October 9, 2020

Western Australia hospitals secure $169.9m in government funding

Western Australia Government has announced a total funding of A$237.5m ($169.9m) for hospitals across the region to improve healthcare services.

Western Australia Government has announced a total funding of A$237.5m ($169.9m) for hospitals across the region to improve healthcare services.

The investment includes A$168.6m to meet rising demand for general health hospital services and A$68.9m for mental health hospital services.

This is part of the government’s A$9.6bn investment in health services and initiatives, including A$20.9m to support the continued Covid-19 response.

The funding in on top of the more than A$453m commitment under the WA Recovery Plan focused on the community’s physical and mental health.

In addition, A$80m will be offered for other health system and community-based services.

The government also allocated A$9.2m for country ambulance services, A$10.3m for the WA Country Health Service Command Centre and A$18.8m for six regional renal hostels offering accommodation for renal patients from remote communities.

Health Minister Roger Cook said: “The McGowan Labor Government continues to invest in initiatives and a range of services across metropolitan and regional communities that put patients first and provide health support closer to home, even as a focus remains on our ongoing planned and scalable Covid-19 response.”

Of the total investment, Bunbury Regional Hospital will get A$60.8m for its redevelopment while A$19m will be used to redevelop the emergency department at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and build a Behavioural Assessment Urgent Care Clinic.

Meanwhile, the government is offering A$13.3m to construct the Royal Perth Hospital Synapse Innovation Hub. A further A$29.4m will be used for additional medical internships at hospitals in Western Australia.

To replace medical equipment across the system, A$22m have been allocated.

Last month, the Government of Australia committed more than A$2bn ($1.4bn) to continue to provide at-home hospital services for an additional six months until 31 March 2021.

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