That comes three years after the state government’s sustainable health review found Peel would likely face pressure on health services in coming years due to its growing and ageing population.
The review led the state government to invest $10 million in developing public health infrastructure and mental health services in the region, including $5 million spent upgrading the Peel Health Campus emergency department.
Construction of that facility was temporarily paused during the COVID-19 pandemic and will resume later this month, with Canning Vale-based contractor Devlyn Constructions overseeing the works.
That’s on top of $25 million the federal government has committed to the campus in the next financial year.
The ASX-listed business is one of Western Australia’s most significant hospital operators, jointly administering services at the 722-bed Joondalup Health Campus and wholly operating the 738-bed Hollywood Private Hospital.
"We are in commercial-in-confidential discussions with government and stakeholders to achieve that," the spokesperson said.
Health Minister Roger Cook declined to say how much the state government would need to contribute to redevelop the facility, instead describing the contribution required as significant.
“Since coming into government, we have invested $10 million in developing and maintaining the infrastructure at Peel Health Campus to help improve the health and wellbeing of residents in Peel and Murray-Wellington,” Mr Cook said.
“Works on the expansion and upgrade of the emergency department, which are recommencing after being paused for COVID-19, will ensure the Peel Health Campus can continue to deliver hospital services to the Peel region and is able to respond to the needs of the growing local community.”