Construction contract for the Jabiru Health Centre awarded

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The Northern Territory Government has awarded a $20 million contract for the construction of the Jabiru Health Centre, which will service Jabiru, surrounding communities and visitors.

Local business C and R Constructions will build the facility, which will see around 115 people working onsite, including contractors, Aboriginal workers and apprentices.

Construction is expected to begin in November 2022 and be completed in late 2023.

Construction of the facility will enhance local access to medical services including renal dialysis facilities for patients in the West Arnhem region.

The Jabiru Health Centre will provide eight consulting suites with dedicated male, female and paediatric rooms, four multi-purpose allied health examination rooms, a four-chair renal room and a dental surgery (including sterilisation and work rooms).

It will also include specialised facilities such as an audiology consulting room with a hearing booth, an X-ray room, a medication store and private pharmacy, a four-berth morgue with a viewing area and an external, culturally appropriate ceremony area adjacent to the morgue.

Emergency capabilities will be incorporated through a drive-through ambulance bay and an emergency department with two resuscitation bays.

The project is part of the Territory Government’s $135 million Jabiru Futures Package.

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