Geraldton Health Campus project’s managing contractor procurement takes step forward after long delays

Anna CoxGeraldton Guardian
Geraldton Health Campus.
Camera IconGeraldton Health Campus. Credit: Lisa Favazzo/The Geraldton Guardian

After extended delays, long-awaited upgrades to the Mid West’s primary hospital are set to begin six years after the project was announced.

The McGowan Government promised to renovate the Geraldton Health Campus during its 2017 State election campaign but struggled to secure a tender for the refurbishment within their budget.

The $122.7 million upgrade of the campus is finally a step closer after progressing to the request for proposal (RFP) stage of the managing contractor procurement process.

WA Premier Mark McGowan and Health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson at ECU School of Nursing and Midwifery, Joondalup. Amber-Jade Sanderson.
Camera IconHealth Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson. Credit: Iain Gillespie/The West Australian

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Following the evaluation of the expressions of interest, the project is moving forward with the RFP process to select the most suitable and capable partner to deliver the multi-million-dollar revamp of Geraldton Health Campus.

The redeveloped hospital will transform the current facility into a modern, accessible centre that includes an expanded emergency department and intensive care unit, and integrated mental health services.

Health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson said the redevelopment would “improve clinical capacity in emergency and inpatient mental health services”.

The RFP process includes the submission of key milestone dates, pricing information and proposed delivery of social procurement objectives. It is anticipated that the managing contractor will be appointed during this process.

Finance Minister Sue Ellery said the Government was committed to delivering the planned upgrade.

“This is an important milestone in a project that was a significant election commitment,” she said.

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Minister Sue Ellery addresses the media.
Camera IconFinance Minister Sue Ellery addresses the media. Credit: Kelsey Reid/The West Australian

It is understood that some upgrades will not be operational until mid-2026.

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