A specialised recovery facility for COVID-19 patients considered “essential to support WA’s pandemic response” will be built in Bentley.
The latest element at Bentley Health Campus will cater for up to 30 people with 10 single-bed rooms and 10 two-bed rooms, each with a connected ensuite. A therapy block pod will have a gymnasium, group room, dining room, storeroom and toilet facilities.
Metro Inner-South Joint Development Assessment Panel members ticked off the State Government’s $13.5 million development application just before Easter.
The 30 hospital beds at Bentley are some of the 270 promised in December to help prepare WA to transition to living with COVID-19 and would be available in the case of an outbreak.
An 84-bay car park is also set to be built alongside the facility, adjoining the existing parking area near the hospital’s main entrance.
A separate administration block will contain six office rooms, a meeting room, a staff room, and an allied health room.