With less than two months until the first patients enter Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH), today marked the official launch of research activities at the State’s $2billion flagship public hospital.
Health Minister Kim Hames launched the Warren Jones Institute (WJI) for Community Health and Medical Research, established as a joint endeavour with Fiona Stanley Hospital to raise funds and provide financial support for medical research, scholarships and research education.
Dr Hames said the institute would also undertake research of its own and contribute to further education and professional development for clinicians and researchers.
“The Warren Jones Institute will play a crucial role in FSH research, raising funds to support clinical research at the hospital that will directly benefit the local community,” he said.
The combined impact of the newly announced $2billion Forrestfield Airport Link and the $1billion Gateway WA project will transform Perth’s eastern suburbs into a commercial and residential hub within easy access of the city’s industrial areas, central business district and Fremantle Ports, Transport Minister Dean Nalder said today.
“Perth has expanded to the north and south and our infrastructure has followed suit. Now we are investing in the east of the city so our roads and public transport services reach growing business and residential communities in this area,” Mr Nalder said.
The eight-kilometre Forrestfield Airport Link tunnel will be an average of 15 metres below ground and include twin bored tunnels, both 6.2 metres in diameter.
“Tunnels save space and reduce the impact on existing residential and business areas, which is a great outcome,” the Minister said.