Hon Amber-Jade Sanderson BA MLA

Hon Amber-Jade Sanderson BA MLA

Minister for Health; Mental Health

    Milestone reached in $61.4 million Newman Health Service redevelopment

    28/04/2022 3:20 PM
     
    • Stage one of $61.4 million Newman Health Service redevelopment reaches practical completion  
    • New facility to include expanded six-bay emergency department,12 inpatient beds and a telehealth-enabled outpatient centre
    • Next stage already underway and will see the addition of a GP medical centre, consultation spaces and two dental chairs
    • McGowan Government delivering another election commitment

    Residents of Newman and surrounding communities will soon have access to the most modern emergency healthcare available after stage one of the $61.4 million hospital redevelopment reached practical completion.

     

    The new Newman Health Service will have increased capacity to treat critically ill and injured patients, with two new resuscitation bays, three treatment bays and a procedure room.

     

    The facility is telehealth-enabled, providing 24/7 access to a virtual care hub of emergency and other specialists across the Pilbara and in Perth via the highly regarded WA Country Health Service Command Centre.

     

    Other health services including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, counselling, community health nursing and mental health will also be provided to the community from fit-for-purpose spaces under the one roof at the facility.

     

    The new health service will feature several art pieces created by and purchased from Nyiyaparli and Martu artists.

     

    The Newman Health Service is being built next to the existing hospital to ensure minimal disruption to patients, staff and the community.

     

    Stage one now moves to the next phase, with the next stage of the redevelopment already underway.

     

    The three-staged redevelopment is expected to be complete in early 2023.

     

    Funding for the Newman Health Service includes a $15 million contribution from BHP.

     

    Comments attributed to Health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson:

     

    "The hardworking and dedicated local staff will soon have increased capacity to treat critically ill and injured patients, thanks to the clever design of two resuscitation bays, three treatment bays and a procedure room - as well as 24/7 access to additional expertise through the Command Centre.

     

    "The Newman Health Service redevelopment will be an attractive and modern workplace to attract the brightest and best clinicians to regional Western Australia.

     

    "This partnership is about keeping our regional communities safe, healthy and vibrant, long into the future."

     

    Comments attributed to Pilbara MLA Kevin Michel:

     

    "The redevelopment of Newman Health Service is an outstanding example of what can be achieved when government, industry and the community work together and I'd like to acknowledge the $15 million contribution from BHP.

     

    "The redeveloped Newman Health Service will enable residents of Newman and the surrounding communities access to the most modern emergency healthcare available."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 5900