Trangie Multipurpose Service (MPS) will receive a boost to services, with the announcement that the Western NSW Local Health District will build a new community and primary health care centre.
The existing Community Health building will be demolished to make way for the new centre which will host all existing primary and community health services.
Trangie MPS Health Service Manager, Katrina Mulligan said the new modern-built facility will also allow more space for additional visiting services to the town in the future.
“I am so excited about this project, as not only will we get a brand new primary and community health facility, the facility will have more rooms to allow visiting specialists to come to the MPS in the future," Ms Mulligan said.
“This means the residents of Trangie may not need to travel to Dubbo for some services in the future. Our aim at Trangie is to provide a truly integrated and coordinated approach to health care, and we can do this by bringing in more visiting services and consolidating services we currently offer into a new purpose-built environment."
“Ongoing maintenance of the current building is not a viable option long term, so the best way forward for Trangie is to build a new facility on the current site."
The existing building will be demolished to allow for the new building to be erected on the site, with current services temporarily relocating to allow for the build to proceed.
“We have to temporarily move services out of the building to allow for this exciting project to start, and as a result, there will be some changes to where people have to go in the next 12 months before the new building is open," Ms Mulligan said.
“We will continue to run all services from the MPS, it just means people may have their appointments in different rooms or areas, and everyone will be advised of this in advance."
The project is currently in the planning stages, and the Trangie community will be made aware of temporary changes to the service while demolition and construction is underway.
The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.
A goodbye ceremony for the old building will be held with the community and staff, both past and present invited. A date is yet to be confirmed for the ceremony.
To find out more about this exciting project, people can call Trangie MPS Health Service Manager, Katrina Mulligan on (02) 6880 8200.
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