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Construction underway on the Broken Hill Health Service Redevelopment

Construction is underway on the Broken Hill Health Service, with the significant milestone marked by the turning of the first sod.

A new Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit (MHIPU) is being delivered alongside a $12 million upgrade of the Emergency Department to enhance emergency care as well as provide essential mental health support to Broken Hill and surrounding communities.

Acting Chief Executive Health Infrastructure Emma Skulander joined Minister for Mental Health Rose Jackson in Broken Hill for the event.

“Health Infrastructure is so proud to be delivering this important redevelopment, which has been shaped by valuable feedback from staff, stakeholders, and the local community.

“The purpose-built mental health inpatient unit will provide a contemporary, culturally safe, and therapeutic space with facilities for people with mental health needs, their families, carers and staff,” Ms Skulander said.

The existing ED will be reconfigured and upgraded to include specialised treatment areas for children and mental health services, along with a new dedicated 24/7 entry, extensive internal refurbishments, and a spacious, light-filled waiting area.

Barpa has been appointed as the building contractor following a competitive tender process.

Work on the Acute MHIPU and ED will take place simultaneously and staff, patients and visitors will continue to be updated as work progresses.

Construction is expected to be completed in late 2025.

The new Acute MHIPU is being delivered under the NSW Government’s $700 million Statewide Mental Health Infrastructure Program (SWMHIP), aimed at creating culturally safe and therapeutic environments for individuals with mental health needs and their support networks.

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