'One of our priorities' - Opposition leader Liza Harvey focusing on Peel Health Campus

Hospital focus: Opposition leader Liza Harvey with Dawesville MP Zak Kirkup in Mandurah earlier this month. Photo: Supplied.

Hospital focus: Opposition leader Liza Harvey with Dawesville MP Zak Kirkup in Mandurah earlier this month. Photo: Supplied.

Newly appointed state Opposition leader Liza Harvey has said her party will focus on potential funding for the Peel Health Campus in the lead-up to the next state election.

Ms Harvey replaced Mike Nahan as the WA Liberals leader earlier this month and visited Mandurah on June 16 to meet with Dawesville MP Zak Kirkup and local residents.

The need for more infrastructure expenditure at the Peel Health Campus has been highlighted by the Mandurah Mail's campaign over the last 18 months.

Since then, the state government has committed $9.4 million for upgrades, with the federal government pledging $25 million.

Ms Harvey said under her leadership the Opposition would continue to highlight the need for more expenditure at the hospital - and a funding commitment may be included in her party's plans in the lead-up to the 2021 state election.

"Zak has been working with the local community around their frustrations with respect to the emergency department," she said.

"I wanted to come down and hear first-hand from people and support what he is trying to do.

"I'll be looking to Zak and the shadow minister for health (Sean L'Estrange) to come up a policy around some support for Peel Health Campus so the people in the region can have access to the same kind of ED that every other person in Western Australia has.

"Some of the residents are presenting with complex health needs that are going to be diverted and have a longer ambulance trip than being seen at the local hospital.

"That is a pretty significant concern for people to have.

"I'll definitely be looking at the hospital as one of our priorities."