Cockram Construction awarded tender for Narrogin Health Service refurbishment
Upgrade includes new inpatient unit, birthing suites and dental and chemotherapy services
$50 million project to support up to 500 jobs during two-year construction
The construction tender for the $50 million redevelopment of the Narrogin Health Service has been awarded to Cockram Construction, Health Minister John Day announced today.
Mr Day said the refurbishment would strengthen local health care delivery, allowing more people to get the care they needed closer to home without the need to travel out of the district.
"Narrogin Health Service will receive a new outpatient building, two new birthing rooms with ensuites, a new inpatient ward, theatre, procedure room and sterilising department, as well as new dental and chemotherapy services," he said.
Acting Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls said Royalties for Regions was investing in significant new infrastructure to improve local services and health outcomes.
"This redevelopment will support patients and staff, enhancing the delivery of efficient patient diagnosis and care, while also supporting considerable local employment during construction," Mr Grylls said.
"Significantly expanding Narrogin's health facilities will benefit the district's existing population and sustainability, and also help attract more families to the town in future."
The redevelopment of the Narrogin Health Service is being undertaken as part of the Southern Inland Health Initiative's $300 million capital works program.
Architects Silver Thomas Hanley designed the new outpatient centre with a striking chequerboard facade, representing the stacked hay bales common in the region.
The project will support up to 500 jobs and is due for completion in early 2019.
- The Southern Inland Health Initiative's $300 million capital works program is the biggest 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 - http://www.health.wa.gov.au/southerninland
- 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
- Find out more about Royalties for Regions at https://rfrmap.drd.wa.gov.au
Health Minister's office - 6552 6200
Acting Regional Development Minister's office - 6552 6700