Southern Inland Health Initiative


Southern Inland Health Initiative


Project Status:  In Progress


The Southern Inland Health Initiative is helping to deliver better health services across WA's southern inland region.

The half a billion Royalties for Regions investment aims to improve regional medical services over five years by:

  • improving GP services and 24 hour emergency response
  • providing major upgrades and enhancements to hospitals
  • implementing the Primary Health Care Demonstration Program
  • refurbishment of small hospital and nursing posts
  • Telehealth technology, including equipment upgrades
  • A Residential Aged Care and Dementia Investment program

Residents across the southern half of the State will receive:

  • access to significantly upgraded hospital services and infrastructure
  • an increase in the range and accessibility of specialist health services
  • reduced need to travel long distances to receive care

The six district hospitals earmarked for upgrades are:

  • Manjimup Hospital - $31.4million to replace the existing hospital
  • Northam Hospital - $46.1million
  • Collie Hospital - $8.6million
  • Merredin Hospital - $26.4million
  • Narrogin Hospital - $55.9million
  • Katanning Hospital - $35.4million

Note: Figures include Royalties for Regions, Commonwealth and leveraged funding

The investment addresses gaps in health care across southern Western Australia, providing adequate health care for residents and increasing the liveability in the State's Southern regions.

The project is delivered by the Department of Health and the WA Country Health Service.