Northam Health Service

A major upgrade for the town's hospital is being developed as part of the Southern Inland Health Initiative $300 million capital works program supporting better care closer to home.

Project overview

The Northam Health Service front entry
An artist impression of the new Northam Health Service
An artist impression of the new Northam Health Service
Art at the entrance to the Northam Health Service
Waiting area within the ED
External view of the Ambulatory Care entrance
Art outside the new ED entrance


Upgrades at Northam Hospital will include a comprehensive and expanded emergency department, opening on Wednesday 6 February 2019, which provides modern, well-equipped emergency services to the community. The hospital is also the hub for community health services including physiotherapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, counselling, community health nursing, community mental health and aged care support. Access to these services is in the newly completed Ambulatory Care building.

The refurbishment of the new surgical services area is well underway, which includes surgical and sterilising services, with part one of the upgrade due for completion soon. Once services have transitioned into the new space, which includes two new operating rooms, the second part of the refurbishment to this area will begin. Completion of the entire surgical services area is due in the second half of 2019.

A multi-million dollar series of improvements funded by the Commonwealth will also see better cancer and renal services in Northam. The new chemotherapy unit, due for completion in mid-2019, will increase services to six treatment chairs. A satellite Renal Service will be the final unit to be completed in the refurbishment program. Services offered at Northam Health Service will mean some renal patients will not have to travel to Midland for treatment. Completion of the renal unit is due in the second half of 2019, with services beginning once the service provider has transitioned.

Construction progress

Take a look at the development of Northam Health Service. Click on each image to enlarge.

New outpatient building:

New emergency department:

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