Improving health in WA

SIHI News archive

Read news relating to the Southern Inland Health Initiative project.

2017 April
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.

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

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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