Project Profiles

Torres Strait Primary Health Care Centres

During 2007 Queensland Health constructed and commissioned two Primary Health Care Centres on Warrabah and Erub Islands within the Torres Strait, Far North Queensland.  These facilities replaced existing Health Care Centres in each of the communities.

Jackson & Jackson Refrigeration Pty Ltd were awarded the contract to provide the Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic Services for this project.

Each of these Primary Health Care Facilities consists of the Primary Health Care Medical Facility on the ground level and two accommodation units on the first floor to provide for health care staff.  A residence was constructed alongside the PHCC at Warrabah Island.

The air conditioning systems consist of upright free blow and ducted air conditioning systems with remote outdoor units.  Various exhaust systems were installed.

The electrical services installation included all of the lighting requirements, general purpose power outlets and dedicated power requirements.  A custom built 316 stainless steel main switchboard was designed and constructed specifically for the project and consumer mains installed.  Permanently installed generating sets were installed with a changeover switch to power the essential loads in the health centre. Some of the rooms within the facility comply with the medical electrical installation standards.

The electronic services for the project included the MATV TV reception system, a complete nurse call system, security and duress systems, intercom systems and all communication cabling requirements.  The bulk of this work was performed by Jackson & Jackson Refrigeration Pty Ltd staff, who are qualified for this type of installation work.

Jackson & Jackson Refrigeration Pty Ltd also installed the dental systems required for this project.

The project was completed on time and on budget despite many and varied challenges encountered during the course of this project.

Jackson & Jackson Refrigeration Pty Ltd is equipped and experienced to complete contracts in remote areas from both our Innisfail and Cairns bases.





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