The Broken Hill community has the opportunity to view the designs of the $30 million Broken Hill Health Service Redevelopment and provide valuable feedback during a series of workshops and pop-up stalls from 3 – 8 June 2017.
The redevelopment includes the construction of a new Community Health Centre on corner of Crystal and Sulphide Streets and the refurbishment of the Ambulatory Care unit local within the current Health Service facility.
During the community consultation period, the redevelopment team will provide information about the services and layout of the new Community Health Centre and ask the community what design features such as furniture, plants, signage and artwork, would help to make the redevelopment a more inclusive and welcoming place.
The Broken Hill Health Service Redevelopment includes:
A new community health centre that will feature:
o five chair dental health facility
o child, family and community health services, including the childhood immunisation program, the lead program, women’s health, sexual health, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
o new staff offices
Refurbishment of Broken Hill Health Service’s ambulatory care wing to expand cancer care services and consolidate waiting areas for patients
The demolition of the existing administration building (Kincumber House)
The $30M Broken Hill Health Service Redevelopment, which is funded by the NSW Government, is the result of an extensive planning and consultation phase with staff and community representatives. Once complete, it will provide contemporary, integrated health services that will meet the communities’ needs now and well into the future.
During the consultation, community members will be invited to provide input into key public areas of the hospital including:
- Main reception, waiting areas and children’s play area
- outdoor spaces
- Artwork and internal signage
Broken Hill Health Service General Manager, Ken Barnett hopes that the local Broken Hill communities living in and around Broken Hill will take up this unique opportunity.
“It’s really important that community members in and around Broken Hill take advantage of this chance to tell us how we can make our health services more welcoming and create a more positive experience for everyone.
“The redeveloped areas of our health services will provide enhanced and expanded outpatient services to ensure we can continue to provide the highest standard of care for our local communities well into the future,” said Mr Barnett.
Construction is scheduled in the late 2017, following the construction tender process.
Broken Hill Health Service Redevelopment community consultation dates:
Tuesday 6 June: Workshop – 12 to 2pm at Centre for Community (200 Beryl St) – Catering provided
Wednesday 7 June: Workshop – 5.30pm to 7.30pm Centre for Community (200 Beryl St) – Catering provided
There will also be pop-up stalls set up at popular community areas and events during this week.