Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Deputy Premier; Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism; Commerce; Science

    New $3.7 million Community Health Service building for Derby

    16/12/2021 10:30 AM
     
    • Derby's new $3.7 million Community Health Service building has reached practical completion
    • New, modern building will house Derby Hospital's community and child health services in one convenient, private and accessible location
    • Project created 50 local jobs and features Aboriginal artwork by local artists

    Derby's new $3.7 million community health service building has reached practical completion, which will deliver modern, fit-for-purpose health facilities for the local community.

     

    The new building includes two consult rooms, an immunisation clinic room for adult and child immunisations and a child health clinic room, and a multipurpose training and therapy room, which provides space for allied health services to be delivered on site.

     

    The building was designed with the patient front-of-mind, ensuring community and child health services are available in one multi-purpose location.

     

    It will also feature a range of welcoming artwork created by local artists, with each piece chosen by residents.

     

    The McGowan Government project was undertaken by Kimberley sub-contractors and created more than 50 local jobs throughout construction. 

     

    The facility will welcome some patients this year ahead of an official opening next year.

     

    Comments attributed to Health Minister Roger Cook:

     

    "The McGowan Government is again delivering on its commitment to ensuring regional WA has access to modern, fit-for-purpose health facilities.

     

    "This project is a great example of our Buy Local Policy in action with more than 50 skilled locals employed in the construction and featuring the work of Kimberley artists."

     

    Comments attributed to Kimberley MLA Divina D'Anna:

     

    "Derby's brand new $3.7 million community health service building has been designed with the patient front of mind and ensures the community can access a range of healthcare services under one roof.

     

    "I look forward to seeing it welcoming patients in the coming weeks."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 6500