A state-of-the-art $61.4 million healthcare facility in Newman has officially opened, with Premier Mark McGowan and Health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson flying to the mining town to unveil the facility. The hospital has been designed to serve as a one-stop-shop for patients, with a range of services and facilities, including a new emergency department, inpatient beds, emergency and treatment bays, a dedicated medical centre, consultation spaces, and a dental clinic with space for two dental chairs. The new facility will also feature a series of artworks created by local artists, focusing on stories of culture, mining, and pastoralism. Premier Mark McGowan said the facility showed the State Government was listening to the community. “We listened when the Newman community told us they needed a more modern and fit-for-purpose hospital,” he said. “This brand-new $61.4 million facility is state-of-the-art and shows what we can achieve when community, government and the private sector work together.” Ms Sanderson said having a suite of care options under one roof would modernise how health care was delivered in Newman. Tenders for the upgrade were first put out in 2019 with the contract being awarded to ADCO Constructions in 2020. To ensure that the community can benefit from the hospital’s new and improved services as soon as possible, the opening will be done in stages. External works, including additional car bays and landscaping, round out the redevelopment. The hospital’s construction was made possible, in part, through a $15 million donation from BHP.