The Menindee Health Service is opening its doors to the public tomorrow (Tuesday, 12 April) to celebrate its 10th anniversary since it opened in its current premises.
The Open Day celebration will be held from 10am to 2pm with public tours of the Menindee Health Service held at 11am and 1pm by staff.
There will be photographic displays, a free sausage sizzle and fun and games with giveaways during the Open Day.
A Maari Ma Dietician will be inviting the public to ‘pedal the bike’ to make fruit/veg smoothies and providing information on healthy eating. The Maari Ma mobile bus will also be in attendance providing information and health checks, such as blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
Twelve different service providers together with local community organisations attending on the day.
“We hope that the Menindee community and visitors come to the Open Day and help us celebrate the 10th anniversary since we opened in the current premises,” said Margot Muscat, Menindee Health Council Member.
Ms Muscat said the Menindee Health Council was instrumental in the planning and choosing of the building layout and style. Three council members and the then Nurse Unit Manager, Marie Kelly, travelled the Far West area to look at all new remote facilities and with consultation with local came developed the new building layout and design.
“The current Menindee Health Service has plenty of room compared to the previous premises, which allows for multiple clinics to be held on the one day, and more services and programs are conducted there on a regular basis, said Ms Muscat.
“The much larger waiting room is aesthetically pleasing and off-street parking makes is easier for aged and disability clients to attend. The garden also is a credit to Bruce Porter in that it is expansive, gives privacy and is sustainable.”