McGowan Government progressing with Medihotels

June 1st, 2017 by: admin
  • McGowan Government moves on election promise to build WA’s first Medihotel at Murdoch Health and Knowledge Precinct
  • Preferred proponent(s) expected to be announced in mid-2017

The State Government has shortlisted submissions from the private sector to build Western Australia’s first Medihotel next to Fiona Stanley Hospital.

Medihotels are a key component of the McGowan Government’s Putting Patients First Policy. They will deliver a better experience for recuperating patients and free up hospital beds so more patients can be treated.

The specialist hotels are designed to support recuperating patients and allow family members to stay with patients.

LandCorp received overwhelming interest after it called for proposals to develop the first stage of the Murdoch Health and Knowledge Precinct, including a Medihotel.

Eleven conforming submissions were received, five of which were shortlisted.  The shortlisted submissions will now be invited to participate in the Request for Detailed Proposal phase, where they will outline their approach to delivering the Medihotel.

The announcement of the preferred proponent(s) is expected in mid-2017.

Comments attributed to Minister for Health Roger Cook:

“Medihotels are a key component of the McGowan Labor Government’s commitment to putting patients first.

“They will deliver a better experience for recuperating patients and to free up hospital beds so more patients can be treated.

“Medihotels will ensure recuperating patients get the medical treatment they need in a comfortable environment, freeing up hospital beds so more patients can be treated.”

Comments attributed to Lands Minister Rita Saffioti:

“We are pleased with the level of response received from the private sector and excited to progress on an important election commitment.

“Over a 10 to 15-year period the Murdoch Health and Knowledge Precinct is expected to deliver 1,200 residences, about 175,000 square metres of floor space including commercial, health, research, residential and short stay or hotel accommodation.

“It forms part of the broader Murdoch Activity Centre, which is set to become one of the biggest and most vibrant employment hubs in the State.

“It will make the most of established transit, health and education infrastructure, create about 35,000 jobs, deliver new homes for 22,000 Western Australians and cater for up to 44,000 students.”

Health Minister’s office – 6552 6500

Lands Minister’s office – 6552 5500

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