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Midland Hospitals contract

14 June 2012

Green light for Midland Hospitals

The Western Australian State Government today confirmed they had completed contract negotiations with St John of God Health Care to build and operate hospitals on the new Midland Health Campus.

Known as the St John of God Midland Public Hospital and the St John of God Midland Private Hospital, construction will start on both facilities in July 2012, which will be conveniently located within one complex on the Midland Health Campus.

Midland Hospitals signing

L to R: Brookfield Multiplex Regional MD Chris Palandri, Premier Colin Barnett, Health Minister Kim Hames, St John of God Health Care Directors Kerry Sanderson and Tony Baker, and Brookfield Multiplex CEO John Flecker

The State and Commonwealth Governments are investing $360 million into the construction of the 307-bed public hospital and not-for-profit health care provider St John of God Health Care is fully funding the $70 million 60-bed private hospital.

Executive Director Perth Northern and Eastern Hospitals, Dr Shane Kelly, said St John of God Health Care’s significant experience over 117 years in delivering a range of health services makes it extremely well placed to build and operate hospitals for the people of Midland and surrounding communities.

“We have used our experience in running 13 hospitals across Australia to create a modern, patient-centred design, in conjunction with our design and construction partners Hassell and Brookfield Multiplex,” he said.

The Midland Public Hospital will offer many new and expanded services, free of charge to public patients, from those provided at Swan District Hospital and have 50% more beds. 

Dr Kelly said the hospitals will provide compassionate, high quality care in first class, contemporary facilities and contribute to a healthy future for the local community. About 1,000 jobs will be created at the new hospitals.

“We are very excited to be operating the hospitals in Midland, which will allow even more people to benefit from our distinctive and first class health care services. It will also give us the opportunity to expand on our community-based Social Outreach services in the area, which reach out to people experiencing disadvantage to improve health and wellbeing,” he said.

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