Completed project - Hedland Health Campus

Here you can view information on the new Hedland Health Campus. Anyone requiring hospital treatment should go to the Hedland Health Campus.

Services and contacts

Hedland Health Campus front view

Services now available to the public

Built on Colebatch Way next to the Karlarra House residential aged-care facility, the new centre brings together the majority of health related services which were previously spread over sites in both South and Port Hedland to become a health care hub for the Pilbara region, providing Pilbara residents with access to more specialists in one convenient location.
The Hedland Health Campus is a brand new, modern, purpose-built facility, providing a range of inpatient and outpatient facilities and primary health services including: 

  • 24 hour emergency department
  • Operating suite with two operating theatres
  • Day surgery
  • In-patient beds
  • Special care nursery
  • Dedicated ward areas for medical/surgical, obstetrics and paediatrics and a high dependency unit
  • Ambulatory care wing including renal dialysis and consultation facilities for primary health and mental health, drug and alcohol services
  • Medical imaging X-ray services, pathology and inpatient pharmacy services
  • Aged care services
  • Outpatient and allied health services such as child health, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology and home nursing services
  • Visiting specialist services such as adult and paediatric cardiology, echo cardiology, ear nose and throat, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, podiatry, nephrology, respiratory medicine, rheumatology, urology, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics and anaesthetics
  • Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATS)
  • Support services buildings.

The old Port Hedland Hospital closed its doors to the public in November 2010 after 35 years of servicing the community.

Please go to the  Pilbara health page for more information about health services in the region, including the contact information for the regional director.

Location and postal address

Physical address

Hedland Health Campus
Colebatch Way
South Hedland WA 6722

Postal address

Operations Manager
Brian Wilson
RMB 12
South Hedland WA 6722

Key phone contacts

Due to overwhelming community support and response from the public the main reception number has been inundated with calls. In order to ensure that all calls are responded to as quickly as possible we would ask that you contact the required department directly on the numbers listed below.

In an emergency, dial 000 for ambulance assistance.

Individual ward and department numbers

AreaContact details


Tel:+61 8 9174 1000 
+61 8 9174 1410 (Business hours only)

Fax: +61 8 9174 1036

Hospital Administration    Tel:+61 8 9174 1040
Inpatients  Contact your GP or specialist for information specific to your procedure
Outpatients  Tel:+61 8 9174 1380
Allied Health Tel:+61 8 9174 1352
Child Health Tel:+61 8 9174 1321
Dialysis Tel:+61 8 9174 1285 or
+61 8 9174 1286
Children's Ward Tel:+61 8 9174 1223 or
+61 8 9174 1224
General Ward Tel:+61 8 9174 1208
Maternity Ward Tel:+61 8 9174 1155
Medical Imaging Tel:+61 8 9174 1476 or
+61 8 9174 1477
PathWest (Pathology) Tel:+61 8 9174 1504
Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATS) Tel: 1800 138 653
Pilbara Aged and Community Care Tel:+61 8 9174 1070
Pilbara Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Service Tel:+61 8 9174 1240
Pilbara Population Health Unit Tel:+61 8 9174 1321

For all other enquiries please contact the Hedland Health Campus main reception number on +61 8 9174 1000. Thank you for your cooperation.

Planning and development

The new Hedland Health Campus is now open. Here you can find information on the planning and development, building design features, key project milestones and the public art project.

Building design features

Features include:

  • The Hedland Health Campus is a single level building (approx. 12,000 sq m) consisting of 4 main pavilions linked by communal spaces and enclosed walkways.
  • The design brief for the centre was sensitive to the social context of high proportions of indigenous people and responds to the extreme climatic conditions experienced in the region. 
  • The building is a steel frame structure with metal infill frames clad partly with corrugated sheeting and compressed fibre cement sheeting. The combination of these materials achieves the cyclone rating required for buildings in Hedland.
  • The roof space has been designed to include an intermediate layer to act as a heat buffer. This is unique to this class of building and is aimed to provide environmental sustainability through reduction of heat gain, thereby reducing the air conditioning load and hospital running costs. 

Key project milestones

Forward works 2008

Forward works for the $138.4 million project were completed in February 2008 by Outlook Contracting Pty Ltd and Doric Construction began the second phase of construction in August 2008.

Lock-up stage achieved 2009

An important milestone in the construction of the Hedland Health Campus was achieved in late December 2009 with the hospital reaching 'lock-up' stage.

Construction completed 2010

Construction was completed on schedule with the new campus officially handed over to WA Country Health Service Pilbara in October by the Doric Construction Group, which has been working on the new facility over the past 18 months.

Open for business 2010

Hedland Health Campus opened its doors on 17 November 2010. The old Port Hedland Hospital is now closed.

Public art project collage of images

Public art project

Australian artists Arif Satar and Audrey Fernandes-Satar were selected as lead artists for the public art project for the new Hedland Health Campus.

They teamed with Ross Councillor, community advisor for the Hedland Health Campus development, to collaborate and engage with local indigenous groups on a design feature for the hospital's courtyard area. This consultation process began in Port Hedland in August 2009.

The primary aim of the consultation process was to collaborate and engage with the community to develop the content of the work and to address elements of the history, life and culture of South Hedland through collaborations with the Custodians of the land, the Kariyarra people, and other indigenous groups.

The artists have recently completed the installation of the artwork underneath the external pergolas, which will also be visible from the air.

Project working group

Working group members

The Hedland Health Campus Project Working Group includes WA Country Health Service (WACHS) Pilbara region staff as well as representatives from other government departments, local government, non-government organisations and the community.

Tina Chinery Regional Director, WACHS Pilbara
Matthew Ravenscroft Corporate Services Manager, WACHS Pilbara
Sonia Bray  A/Operations Manager, WACHS Pilbara
Paul Aylward    Senior Executive Project Officer, WACHS Pilbara
Bryan Page A/Facilities Manager
John Warburton Building Management and Works, Department of Treasury and Finance
Don Sanders Building Management and Works, Department of Treasury and Finance
Paul Martin A/CEO Town of Port Hedland
George Georgiu Project Manager BMW
Mary Jane Coates Electoral Office of Honourable Tom Stephens MLA
Representative Aurora Projects
Sam Stathopoulos BG Architects
Norm Bateman BG Architects
Colin Crocker A/Corporate Services Manager
Leigh Clifton Business Manager
Carla Thompson Senior Project Officer-Nursing
Andrew Smith  A/Nursing Director, WACHS Pilbara
Carina Seno A/Mental Health Manager
Michelle Bowins Program Manager-Planning and Infrastructure
Health project collage of images

Consultation process

Consultation was held with local community groups and ongoing information provided to local organisations including:

  • Wangka Maya
  • Bloodwood Tree
  • Mums Against Drugs support group
  • local traditional land owners.

An information booth was provided at the Welcome to Hedland evenings, which were held once a year to promote Hedland.

Consultation with staff and transition workshops were held to develop plans for moving to the new facility upon completion.

If you would like to contribute or provide your feedback, please contact:

Michelle Bowins
Program Manager, Planning and Infrastructure
Tel: +61 8 9173 8508


28 April 2011 Local health advocates honoured at Hedland Health Campus official opening (external website) Media Statements
17 November 2010 New Hedland Health Campus to open today (external website) Media Statements
28 October 2010 New Hedland Health Campus completed on schedule (external website) Media Statements
28 October 2010 Hedland Health Campus Community Open Day, Saturday 6 November 2010 WACHS
16 September 2009 Community consultation under-way for new health centre artwork
Australian artists Arif Satar and Audrey Fernandes-Satar have been selected as lead artists for the public art project for the new Hedland Health Campus. The artists have teamed with Ross Councillor, community advisor for the Hedland Health Campus development, to collaborate and engage with local indigenous groups on a design feature for the hospital's courtyard area. The consultation process began in Port Hedland in August.