Long-term boost for Perth’s private care

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People in Perth’s northern suburbs can look forward to expanded services after Ramsay Health Care Australia agreed a new 15-year deal to continue running Joondalup Health Campus.

Australia’s largest private healthcare provider also has an option for five further years in the contract negotiated with the Western Australian government. 

A major expansion of the campus’s public facilities has begun, and Ramsay Australia is looking to develop the private hospital now a deal has been reached.

“This agreement on key terms for continued operations at Joondalup Health Campus for 15 years, with an option to extend for another five, delivers confidence and continuity of care to people in Perth’s northern suburbs,” Ramsay Australia CEO Carmel Monaghan said.

The hospital group has partnered with the WA Department of Health since 2005 to develop and operate the campus, which has more than doubled in size to become one of the state’s biggest and busiest health services.

“Our plans to deliver new facilities at Joondalup Health Campus to meet the demand of Australia’s fastest-growing populations are well advanced,” Ms Monaghan said. 

“Our private hospital expansion will respond to key issues including additional inpatient beds, operating theatres, a day procedure unit and a major new car parking facility."

In 2020, Joondalup Health Campus helped in Australia’s frontline battle against COVID-19, treating infected passengers from the cruise ship Artania – the last patient to leave the hospital needed two months of care. 

In June it was given a ‘world class’ rating under the global Net Promoter Score system, which measures customer perception and loyalty.

“Expectations of healthcare in Australia are often extremely high, so to be rated this highly by the local community is really a testament to the quality of care provided by our staff,” Joondalup’s Deputy Chief Executive Ben Irish said at the time.

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