- Redevelopment of new $61.4 million Newman Health Service moves forward with ADCO Constructions Pty Ltd awarded contract for construction
- More than 300 local jobs to be created with works set to commence later this year
- New, fully integrated health service expected to be operational by mid-2023
The redevelopment of the Newman Health Service is moving forward with the tender for construction awarded to ADCO Constructions Pty Ltd.
The $61.4 million redevelopment, expected to create more than 300 local jobs, includes a
$15 million contribution from BHP Iron Ore (BHP) and will see a new, modern facility established with key health services integrated under one roof to ensure care is available when and where the community needs it.
The new facility includes 12 inpatient beds, six emergency department bays, two dental chairs and six GP consult spaces. There will also be dedicated rooms for outpatient consults, therapy, medical imaging and pathology.
Other health services such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, counselling, community health nursing and mental health will also be housed in the new building.
The redevelopment will also support the delivery of modern healthcare by supporting access to Telehealth services and videoconferencing technology that will connect staff and patients to specialists across Western Australia.
The existing facility will remain operational throughout construction. Works will be undertaken across three stages commencing in July 2020, with the first stage of the works (including the construction of the main works) expected to be achieved in the third quarter of 2022, and the subsequent stages expected to be completed and fully operational by mid-2023.