Esperance Health Campus disability access improved

Multiple ugrades to Esperance Health Campus are complete.

Automatic doors installed in late January, 2018 have replaced heavy glass doors at the rear of the hospital.

Country Health Service Goldfields operations manager Peter Tredinnick, said the upgrades will significantly improve the hospital experience for many patients.

“Patients had trouble accessing the old doors, the new automatic doors make it much easier for people with mobility challenges to access the service, which is hugely important for our patients, visitors and carers,” he said.

Additional changes include a vending machine in the front of the hospital and a bench seat outside, which will make hospital visits more convenient, according to the Health Service.

The new doors were installed after a long-term member of the District Health Advisory Council (DHAC) expressed concerns about accessibility.

Mr Tredinnick encouraged members of the Advisory Council to continue providing feedback on ways the Health Campus can be improved.

“Receiving feedback and ideas from the DHAC is a great way of ensuring we are hearing the voice of the people using our services.”

The Esperance DHAC is comprised of patients, carers and community representatives who have provided the hospital with recommendations on improving safety and quality of care since 2004.

Mr Tredinnick said the improved disability access cost an estimated $10,000.