Image: Design impression – Blackall Hospital Replacement Project

Project Summary

  • A $17.9 million project to construct the new Blackall Hospital commenced in April 2019.
  • The hospital design is a modular, single-level facility anchored around outdoor spaces.
  • The new 10 bed facility features
    • an administration area
    • an accident and emergency area with ambulance bays, two resuscitation bays, multipurpose observation bays, short-stay areas with two recliner chairs and a low-stimulation room
    • six multipurpose inpatient rooms with ensuites
    • an X-ray room
    • eight consultation rooms, telehealth enabled
  • Exterior features include
    • a cost-free mobility scooter recharging bay
    • landscaped gardens
    • security cameras and 24-hour lighting
  • The existing doctor’s residence will be relocated and the new site developed to include covered parking, landscaping, privacy fencing and secure access to the hospital
  • The new hospital will be operational in 2021.