Additional parking, new ambulance entry complete in first stage of Geraldton Health Campus revamp

Phoebe PinGeraldton Guardian
Concept art of the main entrance of Geraldton Health Campus.
Camera IconConcept art of the main entrance of Geraldton Health Campus. Credit: Supplied

The Geraldton Health Campus redevelopment is one step closer to completion, with the first stage of the $73.3 million project now finished.

Works have included the creation of 400 additional car parking bays and six motorcycle bays, a new ambulance entry on Shenton Street and the reconfiguration of the main entrance. The next phase will see the construction of a redeveloped and expanded emergency department, a new intensive care unit and expanded high-dependency unit, an integrated mental health unit, and essential engineering service upgrades.

The exterior, public art and other spaces will incorporate elements that reflect the Mid West’s Aboriginal culture, landmarks, industries and history.

Member for Geraldton Lara Dalton said the completed works would improve access and traffic flow at the hospital.

“We are pleased that we are able to relieve some of that pressure at what can be a stressful time for people coming to hospital, not only with this significant increase in car parking space, but also with improved campus access,” she said.

Works will be implemented in stages to ensure minimal disruption to patients, staff and the community.

The expanded emergency department and integrated mental health work are due to be completed in 2023, with the balance of works in intensive care and expanded high dependency expected to be completed in 2024.

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