Derby’s $3.7m community health service building reaches practical completion

Sam JonesBroome Advertiser
An aerial shot of the new Derby Health Services building, taken in August 2021.
Camera IconAn aerial shot of the new Derby Health Services building, taken in August 2021. Credit: WA Country Health Service

Derby residents will soon be able to access local health services at a brand-new community centre, with the building reaching practical completion recently.

The $3.7 million facility, located adjacent to the Derby Hospital, includes two consult rooms, an immunisation clinic room for adult and child immunisations, a child health clinic room, and a multi-purpose training and therapy room.

The fit-for-purpose, patient-centred building design includes a separate entrance and exit at the back of the building for clients who prefer more privacy or for cultural security.

It will also feature a range of welcoming artwork created by local artists, with each piece chosen by residents.

Following construction in Perth, the main building was transported to Derby and installation completed in August.

Health Minister Roger Cook said the project was a “great example” of hire-local policy, with more than 50 locals employed throughout construction.

The facility will welcome some patients this year ahead of an official opening next year.

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