The $20.8 million Yanchep Health Centre will go ahead thanks to a $10.4 investment by the Federal Liberal Government.
The Yanchep Health Centre will see funding contributions of $2.3 million and $8.1 million from Edith Cowan University and the Western Australian State Government respectively.
The Federal Liberal Government’s investment of $10.4 million will mean that this critical project will become a reality.
The Yanchep Health Centre will establish a new model of primary health care that is patient centric, technology enabled, and able to meet the current and future needs of the Yanchep community and surrounding areas.
Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, welcomed the announcement and said the Centre will address a healthcare gap in the area.
“Western Australia’s norther suburbs have undergone, and continue to undergo, significant population growth,” Mr Porter said.
“The Yanchep Health Centre will provide multidisciplinary health services to residents who would otherwise have to travel in order to access these critical services.
“I’m incredibly proud to see this project become a reality, having worked on it for a number of years with Edith Cowan University and Yanchep Beach Joint Venture.
“Importantly, this is real money in a real budget.”
The new facilty will form an integrated and multidiscipline health centre in the Yanchep City Centre within walking distance to the proposed new train station.
The Yanchep Health Centre will have space for:
Allied health and GP;
Nurse Practitioner and community mid wife consulting rooms;
Education and training rooms.
The Federal Liberal Government’s commitment to the Pearce electorate is further demonstrated by these health funding facts -
Medicare funding from the Australian Government has increased by 49% over the last 6 years;
The number of bulk billed GP services in the Pearce electorate has increased by 60.1% over the last 6 years;
91% of GP services in Pearce are bulk billed;
The number of GP’s providing services in Pearce has increased from 124 GPs in 2012-13 to 208 in 2017-18.
Further Health Funding Facts are available at: www.health.gov.au/health-funding-facts.
The Federal Liberal Government’s strong economic management ensures the continued record investment into vital health initiatives including mental health, life-saving medicines, Medicare and hospitals.