Kalgoorlie Hospital Redevelopment

Project Description

The Kalgoorlie Health Campus (KHC) redevelopment project commenced in 2009 in response to the Reid Report and Goldfields Clinical Services Plan. The approved business case required the hospital be upgraded to incorporate a variety of new departments including palliative care, accident and emergency, acute services, medical imaging and upgrade to the outpatient clinics. A new federally funded cancer centre has been added.

Once completed, KHC’s role and capacity will be expanded to become the premier facility for the Goldfields region, delivering a comprehensive range of core clinical services to the Western Australian Country Health Services network (WACHS).

Our Role

NS Projects was appointed as project managers for the redevelopment.

This role requires NS Projects to develop a thorough understanding of the facility and evaluate options to provide as much upgrade as possible for the funding available. Part of the role is to advise on procurement solutions to bring essential services online within staged time frames, whilst maintaining the operation of the current hospital.

The review of the master plan and site services is a key issue which required early attention to identify the opportunities and constraints associated with the site and to establish a priority list of departments to ensure that the budget is spent on those higher priorities.

Challenges Overcome

The success of this project hinged around making the best planning choices and choosing the most appropriate procurement / implementation method along with the strong teamwork both in KHC’s team and in the Perth based consulting team.

This challenge has been overcome through breaking the project up into three key sub-stages:

  • Stage 1A – Palliative care
  • Stage 1B – Emergency/medical imaging
  • Stage 1C – Outpatients/cancer centre/medical records/allied health/central computer room (CCR)

Project Details

  • Name: Kalgoorlie Hospital Redevelopment
  • Type: Health
  • Client: Department of Health, Western Australian Country Health Service
  • Date: 2009 to 2015
  • Role: Project Manager
  • Value: $59.7 million

Key Outcomes

  • Developed a comprehensive return brief which highlighted various opportunities in terms of department priorities (where best to spend the budget for the greatest return); necessary bulk services upgrades to maintain a reasonable risk profile and most importantly the sub staging and decanting opportunities to maintain the smooth running of the hospital during the redevelopment.
  • The project is delivering a newer, fresher hospital to provide greater amenity and service levels to the area, with stage 1A and 1B handed over; and stage 1C out to tender.