The $15M Main Works package included the construction of the new CHC and Acute services including:
- New building works totalling 3,061 sq.m gross floor area
- Building refurbishment works totalling 494 sq.m gross floor area
- External engineering plant
- Refurbishment of the existing CHC building for NDHS administration
- New external paths and landscaping
"This facility will be quite different to the previous, it will bring state of the art healthcare to Numurkah." CEO Jacque Phillips explained, she went on to say that, "The new facility will increase community access to integrated health care services and enable our committed and dedicated staff to provide the best possible care in the local area. It will offer our community access to a complete health service enabling us to meet the needs of our community".
The building commenced in January 2014 and reached practical completion in mid-2015.
The facility is a state of the art rural health facility servicing the long term future of health services in the area.
The new hospital includes 16 multi-day beds, six same-day treatment spaces, a theatre, urgent care and imaging service. It also includes a multi-disciplinary Community Health Centre, a dental facility and a teaching-orientated GP practice.
Numurkah’s new ambulance station is co-located with the hospital.
The design includes elevation at ground level and encompasses other strategies to manage adverse climate events such as flooding, after floods forced its closure in March 2012.