Thanks to public support and a $10 million grant from the state government we have recently relocated to a new home and secured a long term lease. Without this grant and community support PlusLife would have been forced to close.
The heritage listed building accommodates our staff and provides plenty of room for growth in to the future and we have recently begun building an extension to house the cleanrooms (processing and storage system for bone and tissue) and laboratory areas.
Our new home is in close proximity to the new Midland health precinct which includes St John of God Public and Private Hospitals, the planned Curtin University Medical School, a GP super-clinic, and allied health professionals.
There is sufficient land adjacent to the existing building where we are building an extension to house a cleanroom suite, an in-house tissue testing lab and room to accommodate our medical-grade freezers.
We currently use an off-site lab space to undertake necessary testing and research projects. The development of the site will create a world-class tissue testing and research facility, and access to the research lab can be made available to relevant researchers, complementing the health precinct.