Bonalbo MPS work on track
Member for Lismore Thomas George today inspected the progress on the construction of the new Bonalbo Multipurpose Service (MPS), which is part of a $300 million program of works upgrading existing MPS facilities and building new facilities across rural and remote NSW.
“I am delighted to see the project is on track,” Mr George said.
Mr George inspected the works which are progressing to schedule, with piling work now been completed and the foundations well underway.
Following on from the main works contract being awarded to Decmil Australia Pty Ltd in January 2017, it is a significant milestone in the NSW Government’s commitment towards the Bonalbo MPS.
The MPS project at Bonalbo is replacing the existing hospital and community health building with a modern, integrated health facility providing residential aged care, 24-hour access to emergency and urgent care, inpatient beds, and allied health and community services.
The existing hospital and community health building will be replaced with:
- A 24-hour emergency department
- Acute/subacute inpatient beds
- Residential aged care beds
- Consultation and community health service rooms
- General Practice
- Staff accommodation.
“This will be an excellent facility for residents West of the Range when it is completed in 2018.”
The Multipurpose Service model tailors healthcare needs for the local community by integrating health, aged care services, and emergency services, to provide flexible health service delivery – from primary health care to acute and residential aged care.