Merredin Health Campus

The Merredin Health Campus Redevelopment was undertaken in a fully functional operational health facility. The new facilities, which included a new main entry, emergency department, upgrades to palliative care, medical imaging, sterilising services, administration, kitchen and laundry facilities, and a new morgue – all needed to happen without interruption to the provision of care for the local community.

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.

The design approach was sympathetic to the existing building. External colour selections were developed to match the existing terracotta, wattle flower and canola through the area. The natural flora and features of the surrounding landscape inspired the landscaping.

Building new departments onto existing infrastructure is challenging in a working hospital. The construction was completed in 11 separable portions. It was challenging to ensure integrity and quality of the existing older building were maintained while being mindful of building onto a building where existing services being conducted.

External colour selections were developed to match the existing terracotta, wattle flower and canola through the area.

Construction needed to happen without interruption to the provision of care for the local community.