Windorah Primary Health Centre

A new modular medical facility for outback QLD

A commitment from the Queensland Government to modernise ageing medical facilities has delivered the new Windorah Primary Health Centre to the remote community in Central West Queensland.

Queensland Health engaged Ausco Modular to deliver nineteen prefabricated modules for the new facility. Modular was the chosen method of construction due the reduction in time resulting from simultaneous off-site manufacturing and site works, and the ease to facilitate expansion should community needs grow.

The facility includes a self-contained staff accommodation and a treatment bay, resuscitation bay and x-ray facility.  Also included are multiple consultation rooms, a pharmacy, clinical and equipment stores, staff rooms, amenities and comms room. An ambulance bay and an adjoining, self-contained staff accommodation unit also feature.

An important aspect of the new facility to the Central West Hospital and Health division was that of a design to reflect the iconic outback Queenslander style of building. Ausco’s team successfully executed the architect’s vision which includes wide, shaded verandahs and a pitched roof line. The design also incorporates earthy, natural colour tones to represent the surrounding natural environment and adds brightness and vibrancy to the streets of Windorah.

With an ageing population and more visitors to the vibrant town, the new medical facility is a much needed addition for the community and reduces the need for locals to travel elsewhere for high-quality care.