Ivanhoe’s redeveloped HealthOne facility was officially opened today by Parliamentary Secretary for Regional and Rural Health and Western NSW Sarah Mitchell and Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries.
The $2.5 million project has provided crucial health services for the community and additional space for involvement in health programs, with health promotion and education activities now featured at the facility.
Mrs Mitchell said today’s ceremony represented a significant step forward in healthcare for the people of Ivanhoe and the surrounding region.
“I am proud to officially open the Ivanhoe HealthOne and acknowledge the hard work that went into realising this project,” Mrs Mitchell said.
“It is incredibly satisfying to stand here and celebrate the results of the Ivanhoe community and the Far West Local Health District (LHD) coming together to plan and build this magnificent redeveloped health facility into a HealthOne.
“The community now has a one-stop shop for their health care needs, including coordinated primary health care with a patient-centred approach. This is delivered by multiple health providers to improve health outcomes for all patients.”
Mr Humphries said the HealthOne redevelopment demonstrated the NSW Government’s commitment to providing high quality health care closer to home.
“The Ivanhoe HealthOne has been a priority development and is already providing improved access and accommodation for a mix of health services to meet the needs of this rural community now and into the future,” Mr Humphries said.
“I’m sure the Far West LHD and its partners – the Royal Flying Doctor Service and Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation – are delighted with the new facility and how it supports better integration and co-ordination of services.”
Sarah Mitchell MLC, Ivanhoe Health Council Chair Ray Longfellow and Kevin Humphries MP declare the new Ivanhoe HealthOne officially open.
The Ivanhoe HealthOne was built by Ausco Modular using a modular design, with sections constructed interstate and transported separately to be erected on site.
This proved to be an ideal outcome for the redevelopment, which was completed on time and within budget. The project also brought the biggest crane ever to be seen in Ivanhoe to put the modules in place.