Merredin Health Service

The eastern Wheatbelt town of Merredin serves as a regional hub for surrounding towns. Work is nearing completion on a significant refurbishment as part of the Southern Inland Health Initiative.

Project overview

The refurbishment of the Merredin Health Service began at the end of 2016 and is due to be completed in 2019. 

Upgrades include the new emergency department, upgrades to palliative care, medical imaging, sterilising services, and administration, kitchen and laundry facilities. There is also a new building for Ambulatory Care services including Aboriginal health and outpatient services such as physiotherapy, school and child health clinics, mental health, telehealth facilities and consulting rooms for visiting specialists.

Artwork and landscaping leading to the main entrance are themed around the natural environment of the Merredin district. 

Merredin Hospital street view
The main entry (pictured before redevelopment) is heritage listed so the new design preserves and complements the original building
Merredin Hospital front entrance
An artist's impression of the new Merredin Health Service
New resuscitation bays (above and above right) with telehealth equipment in the Emergency Department

Artist Monique Tippett's sculpture "Lift Me Up" reflects canola in full bloom and figures who reflect the caring role of health professionals


24 October 2017 Stakeholders tour emergency department WACHS
14 July 2017 Merredin ED reaches half-way point WACHS
3 May 2017 Merredin Health Service redevelopment making progress WACHS
19 December 2016 Builder chosen for Merredin Health Service Media Statements
22 November 2016 Merredin art a catalyst for quiet contemplation Media Statements
12 January 2016 Merredin hospital design offers fresh new look WACHS
23 October 2015 Builders needed for hospital redevelopments Media Statements
10 July 2014 $26.4 million upgrade for Merredin Hospital Media Statements
8 July 2014 $325.8 million boost to regional health initiatives Media Statements

Construction progress

Take a look at the development of the Merredin Health Service.  

Click on the icon below to watch the time-lapse video. (Video works best on Google Chrome).

Time lapse video as at May 2018

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New emergency department:

New outpatient building and carpark:


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