The State Government has unveiled the design for the refurbished Narrogin Health Service, part of the $500 million Southern Inland Health Initiative, made possible by Royalties for Regions.
Acting Health Minister Helen Morton said the design included a new outpatient building that would create an inspiring new landmark for the town and capture the community's character and rural setting.
"The redeveloped Narrogin Health Service will include two new birthing rooms with ensuites, a new inpatient ward, theatre, procedure room and sterilising department, as well as new dental and chemotherapy services," Mrs Morton said.
"The western wing of the new building will feature a striking chequerboard facade system made of aluminium which is representative of stacked hay bales in the region."
The 'hay bale' structure will also be repeated at the back of the health service with a smaller scale entrance for staff. There will also be general enhancements at the front of the hospital to set-down areas, carparks and gardens.
The Acting Minister said the architects had designed a 'fly-through' giving the community a chance to view what the exterior of the building would look like after the redevelopment was completed.
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the new Narrogin Health Service would strengthen health services and help in attracting, recruiting and retaining staff.
"Royalties for Regions, through the Southern Inland Health Initiative, is improving access to quality health care for communities in regional WA. Health is everyone's concern, no matter where you live, and this investment is fundamental to the ongoing sustainability and development of regional WA," Mir Redman said.
The Southern Inland Health Initiative includes a capital works program more extensive and complex than any project previously undertaken by the WA Country Health Service, with new builds and upgrades to 37 hospitals and health services in the Wheatbelt, South-West, Great Southern and Mid-West.
Construction of the redeveloped Narrogin Health Service is scheduled to start in mid-2016.
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