Show site search form

Construction starts on Wentworth Health Service Redevelopment

Construction on the $30 million Wentworth Health Service Redevelopment is now underway with the first sod turned at an event with community representatives, health service staff, Far West Local Health District 
The new facility will deliver enhanced health services in a culturally welcoming and patient-focused environment, with views overlooking the Darling River, enhancing experiences for patients, carers, visitors and staff.
Health Infrastructure Executive Director Rural and Regional, Amanda Bock, said the new hospital will replace the current facility which is over 80 years old, transforming health services and facilities in the region to meet the needs of the community now and into the future. 
“The Wentworth Health Service Redevelopment will be equipped with the latest, fit-for-purpose facilities, including dedicated staff areas so they can continue to provide high-quality care to the Wentworth community,” Ms Bock said. 
The new Wentworth Health Service includes: 
  • A 19-bed Inpatient Unit
  • Primary Ambulatory Care (Community Health Services) 
  • A new Urgent Care Centre
  • A light-filled family and dining room
  • A palliative care suite, which includes an inpatient room with a private terrace and an adjacent family lounge with views to the river
  • A dedicated space for families, which opens to a central, shared courtyard
  • A gym with access to outdoor courtyard
  • Outdoor spaces and landscaping, including a Yarning Circle and native plants.
The redevelopment will provide a significant boost to the local economy and is estimated to support around 50 direct jobs during construction, with the potential for supporting many more indirect jobs over the life of the project. 
HPAC Pty Ltd. was appointed the main works contractor for the new facility, with construction expected to be completed in 2025. 
All current services at Wentworth Health Service will continue to operate during construction. Every effort will be made to minimise disruption and the community will be informed of any planned changes.
Back to the top of this page