Old Newman Hospital To Be Upgraded

Old Newman Hospital To Be Upgraded

Western Australia Minister for Health Roger Cook

Tender To Redevelop Newman Hospital Released

Victor P Taffa

  • Tender to redevelop Newman Health Service released to market
  • New hospital to benefit from the latest in innovative healthcare technology as part of the McGowan Government’s commitment to care closer to home
  • All existing clinical facilities set to be upgraded

Old Newman hospital is set to receive a significant upgrade as part of the McGowan Government’s Plan for the Pilbara.

McGowan Government has invested a total of $53.7 Million towards the project including a $15 Million contribution by BHP and will see all clinical facilities upgraded to form a new purpose-built hospital.

“This marks a significant milestone for Newman Health Service and the local community which the McGowan Government has been committed to delivering.” Minister for Health Roger Cook said.

“With the nearest major hospital currently 450 km away in South Hedland, this redevelopment will see locals benefit from improved access to health services in a contemporary, fit-for-purpose facility.”

Release of the main works package tender marks a significant milestone for the redevelopment, with the existing premises set to remain operational throughout the program of works.

Construction of the new facility will include:

  • 12 inpatient beds;
  • 6 emergency department treatment bays;
  • Outpatient consult spaces and therapy rooms;
  • 2 dental chairs;
  • 6 GP consult spaces;
  • Medical imaging as well as a pathology and procedure room.

“McGowan Government is committed to providing East Pilbara patients with world-class health care through redeveloping the Newman Health Service.” Pilbara MLA Kevin Michel said.

New hospital will also benefit from the latest in innovative healthcare technology, including telehealth and videoconferencing capability to connect local clinicians to specialists in the metropolitan area at the touch of a button.