Hospitals are often places we’d prefer not go to, but the Blayney Multipurpose Service open day, to be held from midday on Saturday 17 March is a time for the community to come in to learn about how their hospital operates.
“We have a great MPS at Blayney. Our medical, nursing, allied health and administrative staff all work together to provide the best care possible both in the MPS and in the community,” said Blayney Health Service Manage, Kathy Hillier.
“Our open day gives everyone the chance to come and see the facility, and learn a bit more about how they can better manage their own health, and how we can help them.”
The Blayney MPS will include a BBQ lunch, members of the Health Council will be on hand, and staff will be offering some health promotion activities. Local Aboriginal artist Nyree Reynolds will also be doing some artwork with children.
“We get a lot of support from the Blayney community, so this is one way we can give back.
“But it’s also important that people feel comfortable and confident that when they come to our service, they’ll be treated with respect and offered high quality care.
“Getting to know the MPS is one way we can help build that confidence.
“For people who haven’t previously seen it, the Aboriginal signage and art project that we have participated is something we’d encourage everyone to take note of.
“Throughout the MPS we now have some amazing works by Nyree Reynolds, and the artwork on the front doors send a really important message of healing and caring to everyone, regardless of your background,” said Ms Hillier.
“We’re also very keen for the community to see the new palliative care suite, which has been built in part through some great fundraising by the local community.”.
The open day will start at midday on Saturday 17 March, 2018 and run until 3.00pm.