New 30-bed modular hospital ward boosts capacity at Rockingham General Hospital

A new 30-bed modular hospital ward will open at Rockingham General Hospital next week.

Low to medium acuity medical patients undergoing a short term stay at the hospital will use the ward while their health improves.

Close to 83 full-time health professionals are employed in the new ward, including nurses, allied health professionals and doctors.

The extra beds will free up other beds that can be accessed by those requiring emergency or elective surgery.

The Rockingham facility has 10 single bed rooms, 10 double rooms, staff offices and reception facilities.

The new ward, named ‘Moordibirdup’, meaning ‘travelling and welcome home’, was named in consultation with local Aboriginal Elders.

“I am pleased that patients across Rockingham and the south metropolitan corridor will now have access to this new facility,” Premier Mark McGowan said.

“These new modular hospital beds are a fantastic and innovative solution to the demand on our health system.

“They have been built in a relatively short timeframe due to the method of construction and a fast tracked approvals process that would normally take years to complete.”

Patients are scheduled to move to the ward on August 15.

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