Completed project - Broome Health Campus

Broome Health Campus was officially opened in March 2016, marking the end of an eight year phased construction. Facilities include new operating theatres, consulting rooms for visiting specialists, a public dental surgery, refurbished maternity unit and an expanded emergency department which has more than doubled in size to 15 acute bays.

3D impression of the new Broome Health Campus
3D impression of the new Broome Health Campus

Project overview

Broome Hospital

The staged redevelopment of the Broome Health Campus encompasses more than $8million of improvements to the Emergency Department which complement the new Acute Psychiatric Unit, a dental clinic, a new purpose-built facility for children and ward refurbishments.

Broome Health Campus Emergency Department (ED)

The expanded ED includes 15 acute bays as well as new resuscitation bays, an ambulance bay and a purpose-built treatment room for assessing patients who are distressed or experiencing impaired mental health.

ED phase 2 works

The $8.6 million major upgrade of Broome Health Campus ED gives local residents access to better health care closer to home. Completed in December 2015, it includes:

  • Two new resuscitation bays
  • Eight acute treatment bays
  • An isolation room with dedicated ensuite
  • A new ambulance bay
  • New triage and waiting areas
  • Mental health safe room
  • One quick-care consultation room
  • New medical records department and administration office space, including a clinical write-up area

ED phase 1 works

The $1.8 million Phase 1 ED works were completed in August 2012 and included a new raised centralised nurse station to allow all seven acute treatment bays to be visible 24 hours a day.  

Stages 1 and 2: mental health and paediatrics

Stage 2 completed 2012

Stage 2 of the Broome Hospital redevelopment was completed in 2012 and included a new Acute Psychiatric Unit and replacement Paediatric Ward.

The new $9.422 million State-funded Acute Psychiatric Unit is the first of its kind in Western Australia's north.The $7.9 million Commonwealth-funded paediatric ward replaced the ageing facility at Broome Hospital.

Stage 1 completed 2009

The State Government funded $42 million Stage 1 upgrade to Broome Hospital was completed in December 2009 providing:

  • New operating theatres
  • A new hospital entry and new visitors' area
  • A new administration block
  • A new specialist centre including consulting rooms for visiting specialists, treatment bays, reception and waiting rooms, audiology booth, and public dental surgery
  • A new services building
  • An extension to the acute inpatient wards by 10 beds, including a 4-bed high-dependency unit plus the addition of a neonatal nursery
  • Refurbishment of the medical/surgical wards and maternity unit
  • Refurbishment of the triage and records storage areas.

Acute Psychiatric Unit

The State Government funded mental health unit provides access to acute psychiatric services closer to home for people living in the Kimberley and Pilbara. It includes14 private bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom, courtyards and entertainment and activity areas in both open and secure ward layout.

Development of the unit was a recommendation of the 2008 Hope Report that followed a coronial inquiry into the alcohol and drug related deaths of 22 indigenous people in the Kimberley.

The unit is managed by the Kimberley Mental Health and Drug Service. It is culturally appropriate and services the needs of indigenous consumers who make up 60-70 percent of patients using the unit.

Paediatric ward

  • Newborn Aboriginal baby girl having heel prick test
  • Aboriginal mum with newborn baby girl in arms
  • Incubators in hospital ward

Broome Hospital now has a modern paediatric facility to provide paediatric and obstetric services in the region.

The $7.9 million Commonwealth-funded paediatric ward includes eight beds and four cots.  It replaced the ageing facility which operated from a transportable building at Broome Hospital and provides modern facilities with sufficient capacity to accommodate the projected demand for paediatric and obstetric services in the region.


For more information on the Broome Health Campus redevelopment, please email Gemma Bennett or call  9194 2222.