Merredin Hospital Designs Unveiled

Merredin Hospital Designs Unveiled

Western Australia Minister for Health Kim Hames

Western Australia Minister for Regional Development Terry Redman

Merredin Hospital Design Offers Fresh New Look

Victor P Taffa

  • Architectural designs for Merredin Health Service redevelopment revealed
  • Design includes new emergency department and outpatient facility

Residents of Merredin and surrounding areas will have their first glimpse of the final elevations and plans for the redeveloped Merredin Health Service, with the unveiling of architectural designs for the site.

Health Minister Kim Hames said Peter Hunt Architects had been contracted to design a new emergency department and outpatient building that would blend with the original 1970’s hospital structure, which will be renovated inside and out.

“The new amenities are sympathetic to the existing buildings which vary in age and architectural styles, but now they have a level of design cohesion and identity as one facility.” Dr. Hames said.

“The existing red and cream colours of the buildings have been kept, but a bright yellow has been added as an accent colour, reflecting the colour of the wattle flowers around Merredin and the Wheatbelt.”

Dr. Hames added that the redeveloped Merredin Health Service would provide a new state-of-the-art emergency department, as well as upgrades to the medical imaging area, 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.” Dr. Hames said.

WA Merredin Hospital Design Plans Elevation

WA Merredin Hospital Design Plans Elevation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the Southern Inland Health Initiative was ensuring regional residents had similar access to quality and modern health care, as their metropolitan counterparts.

“Providing quality and contemporary infrastructure and amenities is essential to a viable health care service model.” Mr. Redman said.

“Royalties for Regions is bringing modern and best practice health care services to regional Western Australia and I look forward to the Merredin Health Service redevelopment being completed.”

Following the expression of interest process, builders will be invited to tender in April 2016 and construction is scheduled to start in mid-2016.

WA Minister for Regional Development Terry Redman

WA Minister for Regional Development Terry Redman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Merredin Health Service redevelopment is part of the Southern Inland Health Initiative, supported by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program.

Fact File

  • 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