Aerial photo of Midland Railway Workshops showing vacant land
Category
News
Date
21 November 2016

Private hospital site secured for Midland

  • Midland

Health provider, St John of God Health Care (SJGHC), has secured their future in Midland with the purchase of a development site within the historic Workshops precinct.

Planning Minister Donna Faragher said the $10.6million land sale provided a 3ha site for future development of a private hospital.

“The Midland Workshops history was a place of employment, innovation and community and the intention has always been to bring this area back to life,” Mrs Faragher said.

“Over the years, we have seen the GP Super Clinic and St John of God Midland Public Hospital open, which will be closely followed by Perth’s only bone and tissue bank, a new cancer treatment centre, the Curtin Midland Campus and eventually a new private hospital.”

Health Minister John Day welcomed SJGHC's investment and said the land purchase would allow for future expansion of hospital services in Midland, in line with increasing demand.

“Midland continues to experience strong population growth and the need for quality health services close to home will continue to increase over the next 10-15 years,” Minister Day said.

“The Liberal-National Government formed a Public Private Partnership agreement with St John of God Health Care to build and operate the public hospital, to ensure the future health needs of the community could be adequately accommodated.”

“When the need arises, the Government has the option to buy back the existing private beds located at Midland. SJGHC plans to construct a private hospital, further boosting the bed numbers in the city’s eastern corridor.”

Mrs Faragher said the State Government was also currently seeking expressions of interest from developers and investors who can help address gaps in the local housing market, and transform iconic heritage buildings into a mix of medical, commercial and community uses.

“We are looking for operators who share our vision for transforming Midland into a thriving city centre, featuring world class education and health facilities to service Perth’s eastern metropolitan region, Perth’s hills communities and the regional towns beyond,” she said.