Significant steps have been taken towards the development of the $12 Million Peak Hill Multi Purpose Service, with the first project start-up workshop held to reconfirm the scope of the project.
Western NSW Local Health District Chief Executive Ron Dunham, said the workshop confirms the project is now firmly in the planning phase.
“These initial workshops are about making sure we are all on the same page and working towards the same goals. The start-up workshop was very productive and we are all very excited about this upcoming project.” Mr. Dunham said.
The recent NSW State Budget confirmed funding for the $12 million Peak Hill MPS. The Federal Budget announcement provided a commitment of $6 million through the Health & Hospitals Fund (HHF) for the construction of Peak Hill MPS, this will be complemented by $6 million from the NSW Government.
The Peak Hill MPS is expected to include:
- A Rural Emergency Care Service
- 4 sub-acute beds including palliative and respite care
- 10 high care residential aged care beds
- Consultation rooms
- Dementia specific low care services
- Diversional therapy
- General Practitioner services
- Clinical and operational support services
- Chronic Disease Management programs and clinics
- Ambulatory and community acute/ post acute services
- Capacity for a facility based self care renal dialysis space
“The MPS will play an important role in providing health services for the community of Peak Hill. It will act as a coordination point for the community in relation to a range of health and aged care services. Improved service integration will provide significantly more accessible services and improved health outcomes for residents across the rural and remote communities around the township of Peak Hill.” Mr Dunham said.
Construction is expected to begin in late 2014.
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