A procurement process for an adjoining private hospital at Peel Health Campus is underway.
From 2023, the Peel Health Campus will be brought back into public hands as a state-run hospital, while a licensed private hospital provider will design, build and operate a co-located private hospital.
The private hospital project has commenced detailed planning and will be releasing an early tender advice and invitations for expressions of interest from licensed private hospital providers in December.
After the completion of the expressions of interest process, a shortlisted group of potential providers may be invited to an industry briefing and market engagement sessions in 2022 before a final group is invited to submit a commercial proposal.
The request for proposal is expected to be released in mid-2022.
This comes following the state government committing $152 million to expand and redevelop the Peel Health Campus.
From August 2023, the state government will be transferring full responsibility for the operation of the public hospital to South Metropolitan Health Service.
Health minister Roger Cook said "the future service delivery model for this major hospital redevelopment will offer residents a greater choice in healthcare options".