The McGowan Labor Government continues to make significant investments in hospitals, health and mental health services with a new $1.9 billion boost in the 2021-22 State Budget to help address the unprecedented demand on WA’s health and mental health system.

The funding boost means more services, more beds and more staff across WA hospitals, health and mental health services.

At a glance

  • $3.1 billion allocation to expand our health system, with $1.3 billion towards improving health infrastructure, major hospital redevelopments and expansions underway across metropolitan and regional WA.
  • $960 million increase to the WA Health budget to deliver more services.
  • $487 million for COVID-19 response and preparedness, including hotel quarantine and vaccination.
  • $495 million record boost to the Mental Health Commission for mental health investments.
  • $311 million increase for contemporary community accommodation and supports.
  • 99 additional staff positions for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.
  • Additional investment in mental health, alcohol and other drug services.
  • Budget to deliver on commitments to improve mental health services in regional WA.
  • 332 new hospital beds opening and supported by 100 new doctors and 500 new nurses.
  • $100 million emergency department support package which includes a multi-pronged health workforce attraction and retention strategy.
  • Significant investment to recruit more doctors and nurses and a new recruitment drive.
  • $1.8 billion set aside to build the new Women and Babies Hospital.
Page reviewed 9th September 2021