Kaleeya Hospital closes its doors

Kaleeya Hospital closes its doors

The State Government has used the commissioning of the new Fiona Stanley Hospital to reduce quality health services in Fremantle, with Kaleeya Hospital closing its doors today.

Member for Fremantle Simone McGurk said maternity, neonatal and gynaecological services at Kaleeya would cease.

“The commissioning of the Fiona Stanley Hospital has led to the reduction of health services in Fremantle, including the pain management unit, the renal unit and the inflammatory bowel disease unit.

“Kaleeya Hospital is being sold off in the government’s asset sales, with no guarantee that any of the money will be put back into health or Fremantle services,” Ms McGurk said.

“Kalyeea will be remembered as a hospital for relaxed and intimate births. Practitioners have called for those sorts of services to continue.

“Maintaining a range of health services is important because we may regret the day when we realise we have closed these vital services,” she said.

“The people of Fremantle deserve a wide range of health services in their area.”

Ms McGurk said Fremantle Hospital’s Emergency Department also closes in February next year.

“This will not be the final chapter for Fremantle health, with the Emergency Department closing in February next year.

“Fremantle is an urban centre with nightlife and a working port, so health services, including an Emergency Department, are essential.”

Read more in last year’s article in the Freo Herald