Monday, 06 August 2012
Edith Cowan University (ECU) is set to play a key role in providing health care in Perth’s northern suburbs after a $22 million, state-of-the-art super clinic was recently granted planning approval.
The University is leading the development of the Wanneroo GP super clinic on the Dundebar Road site.
Plans for the facility were approved by the North West Metropolitan Development Assessment Panel on 25 July 2012, paving the way for construction to begin in January 2013.
The facility is expected to be operational by October 2014.
ECU is investing $12 million in the super clinic, with the Commonwealth and Western Australian governments providing $5 million each.
Federal Minister for Health, the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, visited the site of the super clinic on Monday, 6 August 2012,
She was joined by Edith Cowan University (ECU) Chancellor the Hon Dr Hendy Cowan, Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor John Finlay-Jones, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Advancement) Professor Cobie Rudd and City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts and CEO Daniel Simms.
Professor Rudd said the meeting was a chance to brief the Minister about the rapidly growing health needs for the region given the area is experiencing hyper-growth.
“ECU is committed to being responsive to the communities it serves through the development of new initiatives informed by local need,” Professor Rudd said
The Wanneroo GP super clinic will deliver additional health services to the area, taking pressure off the Joondalup Health Campus, and ensuring local families can access the health care they need.
The new clinic will offer general practitioner, nursing, midwifery and allied health services including clinical psychology, physiotherapy, speech pathology, occupational therapy, nutrition and dietetics, paramedicine and exercise physiology, along with Aboriginal Health Workers and visiting specialist services.