MAY 12, 2014 The State Government, Ramsay Health Care & Telethon partner to build new 37 bed Telethon Kids Ward at Joondalup Health Campus.
Telethon welcomes Ramsay Health Care as a new Million Dollar Partner after today’s announcement of a joint partnership between the State Government, Ramsay Health Care and Telethon.
The partnership sees, Telethon, the State Government and Ramsay Health Care will be contributing to the $15 million 37-bed paediatric ward at Joondalup Health Campus.
Over a three year period, Telethon and the State Government will each contribute $6million and Ramsay Health Care will contribute $3 million to build the new ward which will be called the Telethon Kids Ward.
Chairman of Seven West and the Channel 7 Telethon Trust Kerry Stokes, is excited about the new Joondalup facility and the opportunity of promoting a Ramsay vision which Telethon shares, of people helping people.
“Telethon is all about ‘children’, “ he said “The people of Western Australia expect Telethon to contribute to improving the health and welfare of children in our State.
“It is what drives us to achieving the best outcomes to alleviate disease and suffering so the children can enjoy the best lives possible. “Through The Telethon Kids Institute and other children’s research, our aim is to ensure tomorrow’s children don’t have pain or suffering or diseases that affect children today. “In the future, as a result of this new and exciting development at Joondalup, the people of the northern suburbs will have a modern, medical facility that can accommodate children and emergencies – close to hand in the most up-to-date facilities.
“We are proud to be partnering with the State Government and Ramsay Health to be able to bring this development forward sooner than it would otherwise have been possible. “The late Mr Paul Ramsay AO was a close and dear friend who shared our passion and was enthusiastic about this project and the benefits it would bring.
“I am sad that he is no longer with us to see our shared vision come to fruition. But I am sure that in the future, this children’s ward will operate with all the principles of Ramsay’s way – people helping people – which is the foundation of Telethon’s existence.
Construction on the Telethon Kids Ward will start this year and be completed in 2016.