Hospital officially open

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
South West MLC Adele Farina, WA Country Health Service chairman Prof. Neale Fong,Health Minister Roger Cook MLA and Manjimup shire president Paul Omodei.
Camera IconSouth West MLC Adele Farina, WA Country Health Service chairman Prof. Neale Fong,Health Minister Roger Cook MLA and Manjimup shire president Paul Omodei. Credit: WACHS

More than four years and $37 million since the announcement Manjimup was getting a new hospital, the Warren Health Service has celebrated its official opening.

Local and State Government representatives, hospital staff and volunteers and community members attended to official opening of the hospital last week.

The $37.6 million facility includes state-of-the-art technology providing for a more “improved” health sector, according Manjimup shire president Paul Omodei.

“The final delivery of the project was welcomed by all and sundry,” Cr Omodei said.

“The advent of the hospital means more doctors in town.

“It’s been a very good decision for the region.”

WA Country Health Service chief executive Jeff Moffet, WA Country Health Service chairman Prof. Neale Fong, South West MLC Adele Farina, State Health Minister Roger Cook and WA Country Health Service District manager Sally Towie.
Camera IconWA Country Health Service chief executive Jeff Moffet, WA Country Health Service chairman Prof. Neale Fong, South West MLC Adele Farina, State Health Minister Roger Cook and WA Country Health Service District manager Sally Towie. Credit: Supplied

The hospital includes a modern operating theatre, a mental health consultation room, a birthing suite, an emergency department, an expanded area for outpatient appointments, medical imaging facilities, palliative care room and telehealth technology.

There is also a wireless network in the hospital to allow staff to be more mobile throughout the facility.

Health Minister Roger Cook officially opened the new facility on July 31.

“The Warren Health Service is an impressive hospital which brings quality care to the South West region and puts patients first,” he said.

State Health Minister Roger Cook with the Warren Health Service project team.
Camera IconState Health Minister Roger Cook with the Warren Health Service project team. Credit: WACHS

“The investment in information and communication technology at the hospital means that the facility is future-proofed and can cope with advancements in technology and the delivery of health care.

“The McGowan Government is committed to delivering sustainable healthcare and the introduction of more telehealth consultation rooms at Warren Health Service will allow more patients to get the care they need closer to home.”

Cr Omodei acknowledged the hard work and dedication by Warren District Health advisory committee chairman Ray Curo and the committee, as well as hospital staff Sally Towie, Jodie Omodei and Justine Kelly.

Get the latest news from thewest.com.au in your inbox.

Sign up for our emails