The public entrance at the Walgett Multipurpose Service (MPS) will change as part of the Multipurpose Service redevelopment project.
From 6am on 6 April 2016, 24-hour access for walk-in emergency presentations will be via the new entry, which is the walkway situated between the two buildings housing x-ray services and the doctor surgery.
The current entrance will not be accessible after 6 April, including the bell that is used for after-hours emergency presentations. The bell will not work after this date.
People visiting friends or relatives in hospital and people accessing pathology and x-ray services should also use the new entry after this date.
Signage will be put in place from 6 April at the current entrance to ensure people presenting to the facility for emergency care at any time of the day, arrive at the correct entrance.
There is currently no change to the entrance of the Peg Cross Residential Aged Care Home or to the general administration entry of the Walgett MPS.
The Walgett MPS redevelopment project is scheduled for completion in mid-2016.
The MPS Program is aimed at improving access to health and aged care services in smaller rural and remote communities.
For any questions or concerns about the new public entrance at the Walgett MPS please contact Kevin Behm, Health Service Manager via telephone (02) 6828 6000.
Media enquiries:Brendan Williams, Communications Manager MPS Projects, Western NSW Local Health District via firstname.lastname@example.org