SIHI News archive

Read news relating to the Southern Inland Health Initiative project.

2017 November
Out with the old in with the new

20 November 2017

Staff at Katanning Health Service have begun moving out of their old facilities and into their brand new emergency department and outpatient facilities. 

Building of new Cunderdin Health Centre begins

7 November 2017

Building of the new health centre in Cunderdin commenced in early October and the slab is due to be poured in November.

GPs impressed with behind the scenes tour of hospital

2 November 2017

Members of the Warren Medical Advisory Committee, a group made up of medical practitioners and WA Country Health Service (WACHS) operational staff, recently toured the construction site of the new $39.3 million Warren Health Service.

2017 October
Stakeholders tour emergency department

24 October 2017

Members of the local District Health Advisory Council were given a sneak peek of the new emergency department at the Merredin Health Service recently.

Boddington Health Service refurbishment complete

17 October 2017

The refurbishment of the Boddington Health Service is now complete.

Change to emergency department location

17 October 2017


The redevelopment of the Northam Health Service is well underway with the refurbishment of the emergency department scheduled to begin in November.

Happy cooks at Narrogin Health Service

17 October 2017

The food service staff at Narrogin Health Service are the first to reap the rewards of a $50 million redevelopment of the health service under the Southern Inland Health Initiative.

Wyalkatchem-Koorda health service upgrade on track

2 October 2017

The refurbishment of Wyalkatchem-Koorda Health Service is taking shape with the first two stages complete. 

2017 September
Collie redevelopment celebrated

28 September 2017

​The $7.8 million Collie Health Service redevelopment has officially opened and patients and staff are now benefitting from an upgraded emergency department, new reception and triage areas, and updated acute treatment areas.

2017 August
Second stage of Dalwallinu Health Service complete

28 August 2017

The refurbishment of the Dalwallinu Health Service is taking shape with the first two stages now complete.

Jurien Bay Health Centre undergoing redevelopment

25 August 2017

As part of the Southern Inland Health Initiative administered by the WA Country Heath Service, the Jurien Bay Health Centre is undergoing an expansion and refurbishment.

Redevelopment at Goomalling Health Service progressing

25 August 2017

As part of the Southern Inland Health Initiative administered by the WA Country Heath Service, the Goomalling Health Service is undergoing an expansion and refurbishment.

New health service taking shape

22 August 2017

Construction of the new Warren Health Service in Manjimup is over half-way with rammed-earth walls and roof now completed.

GPs inspect Katanning Health Service Build

01 August 2017

Local general practitioners were among a number of health workers invited to tour the new build section of the $32 million redevelopment of the Katanning Health Service recently.

2017 July
Merredin ED reaches half way point

14 July 2017

Merredin Health Service’s new emergency department has become a reality with construction well underway.

Home-grown talent produces healing art

10 July 2017

A well regarded West Australian artist who was born in the Wheatbelt town of Cunderdin has been fittingly commissioned to produce artwork for the new Cunderdin Health Centre under the State Government’s Percent for Art Scheme.
Builder chosen for Williams Health Centre

10 July 2017

Pindan Contracting Pty Ltd has won the contract to redevelop the Williams Health Centre as part of an extensive capital works program taking place under the Southern Inland Health Initiative.
New section of ED open at Collie Health Service

4 July 2017

The redevelopment of the emergency department at the Collie Health Service is now complete.
2017 June
New architect appointed for Mullewa and Dongara

26 June 2017

The local communities surrounding Mullewa and Dongara are one step-closer to receiving fit-for-purpose health centres with the appointment of award-winning architectural firm Iredale Pederson Hook.
High praise for help during Telehealth Awareness Week

12 June 2017

The statewide campaign was initiated by the WA Country Health Service (WACHS) to raise the profile of telehealth and ensure more people benefit from it.
Building a solid foundation for Pingelly Health Centre

2 June 2017

The $8.8 million Pingelly Health Centre is becoming a reality as builders BGC Constructions lay the concrete slab for the innovative new centre that will replace Pingelly Hospital.
Construction underway at Narrogin Health Service

1 June 2017

Construction of the $50 million redevelopment of Narrogin Health Service is underway with the initial groundworks making good progress.
Community members tour Katanning Health Service

1 June 2017

The WA Country Health Service Central Great Southern District Health Advisory Committee (DHAC) members, Katanning Shire President and three councillors recently toured the new build section of the $32 million redevelopment of the Katanning Health Service.
2017 May
Works progressing at Northam Health Service

19th May 2017

The $42 million redevelopment of Northam Health Service began at the start of this year and construction works are progressing well.
Dalwallinu Health Service refurbishment on track

4th May 2017

The Dalwallinu Health Service refurbishment, which started at the beginning of this year, is on track with stage one reaching completion in April.
2017 April
Collie Health Service refurbishment on track

28th April 2017

The redevelopment of the Collie Heath Service is getting closer to completion with the second phase of the project recently completed.
Red-tailed cockatoo honoured in artwork

13th April 2017

A beautiful artwork referencing the red-tailed cockatoo and commissioned under the Percent for Art Scheme is now in place at the Collie Health Service.

Childbirth classes now available statewide by videoconference

5 April 2017

Country parents don’t have to miss out on a childbirth course because they live outside a major centre.
1800-call-a-doc GP trial to continue

5 April 2017

The 1800-call-a-doc telehealth GP trial has continued beyond its original 31 March finish date due to its popularity.
2017 February

Building set to begin at hospitals

1 February 2017

Upgrades to the Boddington, Goomalling, Kununoppin and Wyalkatchem-Koorda health services are progressing, with building contracts awarded for all sites.

New Cunderdin Health Centre design revealed

1 February 2017

Final plans for the new Cunderdin Health Centre have been revealed, promising a new era for local health care.

New system to support better care for rural WA

1 February 2017

Community health care in rural Western Australia received a major boost today, with the announcement of a $10 million Community Health Information System to better target personal health care.

Quairading Health Service revamp ready to start

17 January 2017

Redevelopment of the Quairading Health Service will start this month, after BGC Construction was awarded the building tender.

Building to start on Dalwallinu Health Service

17 January 2017

Dalwallinu residents are set to benefit from improved health care with a wide-ranging refurbishment of the local health service to start this month, after building company Pindan was awarded the construction tender.
2017 January
Telehealth now available at Lancelin

27 January 2017

Locals can now attend their outpatient appointments from Lancelin, using new telehealth services at the Lancelin Health Centre.

Quairading Health Service revamp ready to start

17 January 2017

Redevelopment of the Quairading Health Service will start this month, after BGC Construction was awarded the building tender.

Building to start on Dalwallinu Health Service

17 January 2017

Dalwallinu residents are set to benefit from improved health care with a wide-ranging refurbishment of the local health service.

The show must go on for Katanning Health Service

10 January 2017

The cooks from Katanning Health Service have their work cut out for them this month with a major kitchen refurbishment underway, but they are determined to get food on the table.
2016 December

Free after hours phone GP service this summer

29 December 2016

A free after hours GP advice service is available for people in the southern half of Western Australia this summer

Local focus for Northam Health Service art

28 December 2016

Renowned Western Australian artist Lorenna Grant has been commissioned to guide a group of artists to create works for the Northam Health Service redevelopment under the State Government's Percent for Art Scheme.

Building starts on Northam Health Service

23 December 2016

The construction tender for the $42 million redevelopment of the Northam Health Service has been awarded to Pindan, Health Minister John Day announced today.

Building starts on Narrogin Health Service

23 December 2016

The construction tender for the $50 million redevelopment of the Narrogin Health Service has been awarded to Cockram Construction, Health Minister John Day announced today.

Builder chosen for Merredin Health Service

19th December 2016

The Liberal National Government today announced the construction tender for the redevelopment of the Merredin Health Service has been awarded to Pindan.

New innovative health centre for Mullewa

13th December 2016

Details of an innovative new health centre for Mullewa were revealed at a community information session in the town on Wednesday, December 7.

Builder chosen for Pingelly Health Centre

9th December 2016

Health Minister John Day today announced the construction tender for the new Pingelly Health Centre. 
2016 November

Artworks to honour Manjimup's rich history

28 November 2016

West Australian artists Adam Cruickshank and George Domahidy will work together to create two freestanding artworks commissioned under the State Government's Percent for Art Scheme, for the new Warren Health Service in Manjimup.

Builders announced for four Wheatbelt Health Service refurbishments

22 November 2016

York, Southern Cross, Moora and Beverley Health Services are one step closer to receiving refurbishments with the selection of builders announced for each site.

Merredin art a catalyst for quiet contemplation

22 November 2016

Dwellingup artist Monique Tippett has been commissioned under the State Government's Percent for Art Scheme, to create a suite of artworks for the Merredin Health Service.

More than $13 million to innovate aged care

3 November 2016

Twelve organisations across regional Western Australia have been provided one-off grants that will assist older people living in regional areas to remain independent, involved and contributing members in their communities.

Open Day celebrates Lake Grace Health Service

2 November 2016

The Lake Grace Health Service upgrade, which includes refurbishment of the emergency department, is now complete and will be open for local residents to view in early November.
2016 October

Collie health milestone has community benefits

25th October 2016

The first phase of construction of the new Collie Health Service is complete thanks to a $7.8 million Liberal National Government investment, made possible by Royalties for Regions.

Popular free telehealth coaching tool now helps those at risk

24 October 2016

People with risk factors for diabetes or heart disease can now access a telehealth service that helps coordinate their care and keep their health on track.

New telehealth service for patients with asthma and chronic respiratory conditions

20 October 2016

A new telehealth service is making life easier for Wheatbelt and Great Southern residents with respiratory health problems.

Virtual emergency department now in Yalgoo

19 October 2016

Residents in and around the Mid-West town of Yalgoo now have access to better emergency health services thanks to the Liberal National Government's country telehealth initiative.

Building projects to support independent living

17 October 2016

Two projects which will provide a new model of housing for older people and those with disability in Cunderdin and Pingelly are making progress, with both heading into the design phase.
2016 September

Warren Health Service builder announced 

1 September 2016 

The Liberal National Government today announced the contract for the $39.3 million redevelopment of the Warren Health Service had been awarded to Pindan Pty Ltd.

Collie artwork salutes healthy interest in history

9 September 2016 

Acclaimed public artist Jahne Rees will reflect local history and wildlife themes in a major artwork commissioned under the State Government's Percent for Art Scheme, as part of the Collie Health Service refurbishment.

Finals place shows Emergency Telehealth is bridging the gap

22 September 2016

The Emergency Telehealth Service’s success at bridging the divide for critically ill country patients has been acknowledged in the WA Health Excellence Awards.
2016 August

Artworks arise for new Pingelly Health Centre

18 August 2016 

Acclaimed Western Australian artist Tony Pankiw has been chosen to create works for the new Pingelly Health Centre, under the State Government's Percent for Art Scheme.

Construction tender for new health centre underway

19 August 2016

Building companies are vying for the contract to build the new Pingelly Health Centre in Pingelly, with the main construction tender process now underway.
2016 July

Virtual emergency department now in Broome

11 July 2016 

Broome Health Campus has become the 75th site to have access to the Emergency Telehealth Service (ETS), an initiative which is significantly improving access to specialist medical support in rural and remote hospitals across Western Australia.

Builder chosen for Katanning health upgrades

26 July 2016

The contract for the $32 million redevelopment of the Katanning Health Service has been awarded to Cockram Construction Ltd, Health Minister John Day and Regional Development Minister Terry Redman announced today.
2016 June

Antenatal classes available online

15 June 2016 

Katanning expectant mother Gemma Trolove jokes she was hoping the stork would deliver her baby as she had no idea what to expect from giving birth.

Country stroke patients benefit from telehealth

20 June 2016

A new telehealth service is playing a key role in improving outcomes for stroke survivors throughout country WA.

Emergency Telehealth Service a life saver

20 June 2016

For Perth resident Michael Murphy, who was holidaying in Lancelin, a beach fishing expedition quickly became a day he would never forget.
2016 May

Design of new Pingelly Health Centre unveiled

27 May 2016 

The design of the new Pingelly Health Centre has been unveiled as part of the State Government's $500 million Southern Inland Health Initiative funded by Royalties for Regions.

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