Hon John Day BSc BDSc MLA

Hon John Day BSc BDSc MLA

Former Minister for Health; Culture and the Arts

Hon Terry Redman MLA

Hon Terry Redman MLA

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

    Builder chosen for Merredin Health Service

    19/12/2016 7:30 AM
    • Pindan awarded construction tender for Merredin Health Service refurbishment
    • Construction to start in mid-December 2016
    • Made possible by Royalties for Regions 

    The Liberal National Government today announced the construction tender for the redevelopment of the Merredin Health Service has been awarded to Pindan.


    Health Minister John Day said the redevelopment of the health service would include a new emergency department, as well as upgrades to the palliative care, medical imaging, sterilising services, administration areas, kitchen and laundry.


    "There will also be a new building for Aboriginal health, allied health and outpatient services such as physiotherapy, school and child health clinics, mental health, consulting rooms for visiting specialists and telehealth amenities," Mr Day said.


    "I'm sure the community will be pleased to see this important milestone reached and realise that they are well on their way to receiving best-practice care facilities in their town.


    "The redevelopment will create about 215 jobs during the construction phase, and will take about two years to complete."


    Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the redevelopment of the Merredin Health Service was being undertaken as part of the Southern Inland Health Initiative's $300 million capital works program to improve hospital infrastructure in 37 towns across the Wheatbelt, Great Southern, Mid-West and South-West regions.


    "The capital works program is one component of the $500 million Southern Inland Health Initiative made possible by the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions," Mr Redman said.


    "This investment into the redevelopment of the Merredin Health Service will support the strengthening of health services in the region.


    "Investment in health infrastructure is fundamental to the ongoing sustainability and development of regional Western Australia."


    Fact File

    • Peter Hunt Architects were contracted to design the upgraded facility to blend with the original 1970s hospital structure that will be renovated inside and out
    • In the Wheatbelt, Merredin, Northam and Narrogin hospitals are being redeveloped as well as upgrades to 23 small hospitals and health centres across the region.  For more information, visit http://www.health.wa.gov.au/southerninland  
    • Find out more about Royalties for Regions at https://rfrmap.drd.wa.gov.au 

    Health Minister's office - 6552 6200

    Regional Development Minister's office - 6552 6700


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