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New rural WA health facility opens in Manjimup

Health Minister Roger Cook officially opened the state-of-the-art Warren Health Service in Manjimup earlier this week, with Wood & Grieve Engineers’ (WGE) Grant Sheppard attending the celebrations.

WGE were engaged by Silver Thomas Hanley to provide electrical services for the $37.6 million project, which is part of a $300 million capital works program delivered by the WA Country Health Service to develop and improve hospitals in 37 towns across the Wheatbelt, Great Southern, Mid-West and South-West regions.

Minister Cook said new infrastructure and technology at the health service, together with modern patient information systems, will ensure patients receive the best care possible within the WA Country Health Service.

“The Warren Health Service is an impressive hospital which brings quality care to the South-West region and puts patients first,” he said.

“The investment in information and communication technology at the hospital means that the facility is future-proofed and can cope with advancements in technology and the delivery of health care.

“The McGowan Government is committed to delivering sustainable healthcare and the introduction of more telehealth consultation rooms at Warren Health Service will allow more patients to get the care they need closer to home.”

The new hospital brings modern healthcare to Manjimup and surrounding districts. The scope of works includes:

  • an expanded area for outpatient appointments
  • a new emergency department with well-equipped resuscitation rooms
  • a new ward area
  • medical imaging facilities
  • a family focused birthing suite with a purpose-built bath which enables immersion in water for pain relief during labour
  • a modern, well-equipped operating theatre
  • a mental health consultation room
  • a minor procedure room to improve the management of trauma and other emergencies
  • consultation rooms for visiting specialists and community mental health
  • a thoughtfully designed palliative care room to accommodate the needs of patients and their families in a home-like environment

The new hospital also has improved technology to support clinicians and patients alike.  Telehealth-enabled consultation rooms mean that more patients can access the care they need from specialists without travelling great distances.

The Warren Health Service has been designed and constructed with a contemporary information and communications technology system, including a new wireless network for staff. The wireless network will allow staff to be more mobile throughout the hospital, enabling them access to contemporary healthcare technology, helping the delivery of high-quality patient care.

The new hospital has also helped attract more doctors to Manjimup, with a total of 14 local doctors now visiting the Warren Health Service.

Ccheck out a construction timelapse video of Warren Health Service below. 

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