Two local MPs in the south-east metropolitan district have welcomed the news about Western Australia’s first Medihotel.
A specialised hotel designed to support patients discharged from hospital but still recovering, the Medihotel will aim to provide patients with a comfortable, innovative and family friendly environment to receive ongoing care.
On October 27 Member for Jandakot Yaz Mubarakai and Member for Southern River Terry Healy visited the site of the building.
Work has already begun on the first stage of the Murdoch Health and Knowledge Precinct and the 9.6-hectare site adjacent to Fiona Stanley Hospital will be developed in two stages over 10 to 15 years to become a major hub delivering jobs, new homes, and leading health and research facilities.
It was envisaged the broader Murdoch Activity Centre would eventually be home to 35,000 jobs, 22,000 residents and up to 44,000 students.
Completion of stage one civil works was anticipated in mid-2018 while the Medihotel facility was expected to open in 2021.
Mr Mubarakai said the growing community of Jandakot would soon have a state of the art facility at its doorstep.
“People who don’t have to be in hospital will be able to access quality ongoing care with family and loved ones close by,” he said.
“At the same time it will free up hospital beds so more patients can be treated.”
Mr Healy said commencement of construction would be a welcome development for residents in Canning Vale, Southern River and the surrounding areas.
“I am proud to be part of a government that is delivering on its election promises,” he said.
“The Medihotel puts patients first by freeing up hospital beds and creating more aged care places for our communities.”