York hospital on track

York Hospital registered nurses Lillian Kanyayi, Ann Mitchell and Karen Fawkes look over the upgrade plans.
York Hospital registered nurses Lillian Kanyayi, Ann Mitchell and Karen Fawkes look over the upgrade plans.

�The upgrade will increase the capacity for our community to receive medical care here in York,� Mr Reid said.

The design phase has included input from project architects and WA Country Health Service Wheatbelt staff.

The plan for the refurbishment is to create a contemporary, integrated health service that will enhance the way health care is delivered to the people of York and the surrounding district.

The York Hospital redevelopment is funded by the State Government�s Royalties for Regions as part of the half a billion dollar Southern Inland Health Initiative being delivered by the WA Country Health Service.

Earlier in the year, WA Country Health Service Wheatbelt staff gave a presentation to local community members and shire staff, outlining the proposed works.

�It was an extremely productive meeting and we received valuable feedback from community members on the proposed hospital upgrades,� WA Country Health Service Wheatbelt Regional Director Caroline Langston said.

�Since that community meeting we have worked with architects Cameron, Chisholm and Nicoll and staff to develop the design and it is looking like it is going to be a fantastic facility for patients and staff.

�Every country hospital does things a bit differently to enable staff to meet the needs of the local community, so it is important that we consult widely to ensure we get it right for York.

�This upgrade will enhance compliance with modern health facility standards and ensure York Hospital is well placed to service the community for many more years to come.�