Hon Helen Morton MLC

Hon Helen Morton MLC

Former Minister for Mental Health; Disability Services; Child Protection

Hon Terry Redman MLA

Hon Terry Redman MLA

Former Minister for Regional Development; Lands; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development

    Hospital design a nod to architectural heritage

    19/01/2016 7:30 AM
    • Design of $42 million Northam Health Service redevelopment unveiled
    • Part of Southern Inland Health Initiative, made possible by Royalties for Regions 

    The new look for the Northam Health Service has been unveiled, as part of the State Government's $500 million Southern Inland Health Service, made possible by the Royalties for Regions program.


    Acting Health Minister Helen Morton said the extensive redevelopment of the Northam Health Service would provide the community with modernised as well as new health services close to home, reducing their need to travel long distances for treatment in metropolitan areas.


    "The redevelopment will include a new main entrance, an outpatient centre for child health, mental health and occupational therapy services, specialist consulting rooms, an upgraded and expanded emergency department, ambulance bay and surgical and sterilising department as well as new renal and expanded chemotherapy services," Mrs Morton said.


    "Bateman Architects and Hames Sharley joint venture have worked with the existing buildings and surrounding architecture in Northam to make sure the additions complement rather than compete with one another."


    The new build is part of the Royalties for Regions investment in the Southern Inland Health Initiative's capital works program which includes new builds and upgrades to 37 hospitals and health services in country Western Australia.


    Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the Royalties for Regions investment in health services and infrastructure would support the long-term sustainability of regional WA.


    "Residents in Northam will soon get access to contemporary health amenities that will improve their quality of life," Mr Redman said. 


    "Access to quality healthcare is a key consideration for people choosing to live in the regions and I am pleased to see Royalties for Regions playing a key role."


    Construction is scheduled to start in the third quarter of 2016.


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