Investing in WA health services
Funding medical research
Expanding Palliative Care services
to come
New Women's Hospital
Taking action on meth

Health & Mental Health Snapshot

The McGowan Labor Government is putting patients first. We are delivering high quality patient care across the State, with a significant investment in health and mental health infrastructure and better, more innovative services with improved access for all.

The McGowan Government has been implementing its commitments to make navigating the health and mental health system easier. We’re freeing up beds so more people can be treated and improving services that put patients first.

We continue to provide the best quality patient care, working closely with experts, health professionals and community service providers, to ensure health and mental health is given the attention it requires.

  • $9.1 billion health service investment in 2019‑20.
  • $6 billion total health infrastructure program.
  • An additional $316.4 million to 2022-23 for core hospital and non-hospital services.
  • $942.1 million investment to mental health, alcohol and drug services in 2019‑20.
  • $161 million to redevelop Joondalup Health Campus.
  • $93.8 million boost for mental health services in the public health system.
  • An additional $52 million for the Future Health Research and Innovation Fund.
  • $41 million towards an end-of-life choices and palliative care package across the State including an extra $5 million towards a purpose-built 38‑bed residential aged and palliative care facility in Carnarvon.
  • $42.5 million package for the co-ordinated and integrated Methamphetamine Action Plan.
  • $26.4 million towards implementation of the Sustainable Health Review and initial projects, including $3.3 million to plan for a new women’s hospital co-located at the QEII site in Nedlands.
Page reviewed 9th May 2019