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28.04.2017 14:53 Age: 206 days

Collie Health Service refurbishment on track


The redevelopment of the Collie Heath Service is getting closer to completion with the second phase of the project recently completed.

 WACHS South West Regional Director Kerry Winsor said the redevelopment is expected to be finished by early July.

“The second phase of the refurbishment included a new reception and triage areas, waiting rooms and three acute treatment bays for the emergency department,” she said.

“Work has now started on the third and final stage which includes further upgrades for the emergency department – two resuscitation bays, a treatment room, a clean utility/medication room, staff base, office and ambulance bay.”

The first stage of construction included a new administration area, and refurbishments to the hospital entry and reception area, medical records room and outpatients loan equipment facilities.

An entry statement artwork, commissioned under the Percent for Art Scheme, has also been completed and is now in situ at the Collie Health Service.

The $7.8 million project is part of the Southern Inland Health Initiative. The Southern Inland Health Initiative’s capital works program is more extensive and complex than any project previously undertaken by the WA Country Health Service, with new builds and upgrades to 37 hospitals and health services in the Wheatbelt, South West, Great Southern and Midwest.