Date published: 
3 April 2019
Media type: 
Media release
Audience: 
General public

The Liberal National Government will invest $16.8 million for a new hospital at Laverton, Western Australia.

This funding will be delivered to enable the replacement of the ageing Laverton Hospital with a new contemporary facility providing general practice and non-government health care services.

Minister for Health, Greg Hunt said the government is committed to improving health services throughout Western Australia and building a world class health system.

“Through our responsible management of the Australian economy we can afford to provide better health services that Australians need and want,” Minister Hunt said.

“This latest announcement will provide services that meet the current and future health care needs of this part of regional W.A.”

The new facility will provide services that will have significant benefits to residents and visitors in the Goldfields region leading to;

  • much improved health outcomes for residents
  • increased access to a broader range of allied health professionals
  • improved primary care services
  • Cotemporary Emergency and ambulatory care
  • Easier access to Telehealth and remote monitoring

Federal Member for O’Connor, Rick Wilson welcomed the announcement and said a contemporary, best practice hospital will also attract, recruit and retain health professionals. “This is great news for Laverton and shows what can happen in our remote and regional areas when the government manages a strong economy.”

“Demand for quality health services in the region is increasing due to the expanding workforce of fly in/fly out workers through mining and resource investment,” Mr Wilson said.

The Liberal National Government’s strong economic management ensures the continued record investment of funding into vital health initiatives including mental health, life-saving medicines, Medicare and hospitals.