Kununurra Primary Health Centre

Find out about the new Kununurra Primary Health Centre which will provide a comprehensive and integrated primary health care service and improve continuity of care for people in the Kimberley region.

Kununurra Primary Health Centre

Project overview

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  • Kununurra Primary Health Centre front view
  • Kununurra Primary Health Centre other view

The Kununurra Primary Health Centre is a $20.5 million primary health care facility based at Kununurra Health Campus and brings together a number of services into one convenient location.

The new facility is funded through the Commonwealth’s East Kimberley Development Package.  The first integrated primary health facility in country Western Australia, the Kununurra Primary Health Centre brings a number of services together into one family friendly location.

Entrance is via Coolibah Drive, immediately next to the hospital and St John Ambulance depot.

The centre’s traditional Aboriginal name is Ngoondengi Narrinda Dawang, which means “Place of Wellness”.

Services

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  • Group of indigenous people
  • View of building

The Kununurra Primary Health Centre is now open!  It brings together a number of health services into one convenient location.

The Kununurra Primary Health Centre provides a one-stop-shop health care hub for the East Kimberley community enabling more people in the region to access the care they need closer to home with fewer people requiring to travel to other major towns, including Perth, for treatment.

Services available include:

Community Health Services

  • Immunisation clinics
  • Health promotion
  • Child health
  • School health
  • Women's and sexual health 

Kimberley Mental Health and Drug Service

  • Child and adolescent mental health team
  • Kimberley community drug service team

Allied Health Services

  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Dietetics

Boab Health Services

  • Dietetics
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health Counselling

Other services located within the centre include:

  • Patient Assisted Travel Scheme
  • Telehealth
  • Visiting medical specialists

Services coming soon!

  • General Practitioner (GP)

East Kimberley Development Package - EKDP

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  • Kununurra Primary Health Centre front view
  • Kununurra Primary Health Centre wall showing indigenous art

The National Partnership Agreement (NPA) on the East Kimberley Development Package (EKDP) was signed on 3 July 2009 between the Commonwealth and the State of Western Australia.

The Commonwealth Government has committed $195 million to the East Kimberley Development Package (EKDP).  $54 million has been allocated for WA Country Health Service (WACHS) infrastructure projects.  The Kununurra Primary Health Centre has been developed under this project.

The Australian Government is contributing $195 million for the EKDP to target priority development needs in the areas of health, education, housing and accommodation, transport and community infrastructure. These investments have been agreed with the Western Australian Government through a joint assessment of economic and social development needs.

The key goals of this initiative are to improve access to human service type agencies for the catchment population of the East Kimberley; improve health outcomes for the population and increase future employment opportunities for the local Aboriginal population.

$54 million has been allocated for WA Health infrastructure projects under the EKDP which includes the $20.5 million Kununurra Primary Health Centre in Kununurra.

Contacts

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  • Kununurra Primary Health Centre front view
  • Kununurra Primary Health Centre other view

The Kununurra Primary Health Centre is located at 96 Coolibah Drive, Kununurra, WA.

Postal Address:  PO BOX 634, Kununurra, WA, 6743.

Key Phone Contacts:  The Kununurra Primary Health Centre main reception can be contacted on 9166 4330.

News

DateTitleSource
22 November 2012 New Ochre Health Centre now open WACHS