Gulgong MPS Official Opening
The Gulgong Multi-Purpose Service (MPS) was officially opened today by NSW Deputy Premier and Member for Dubbo Troy Grant and Member for Orange Andrew Gee.
The $7million redevelopment and enhancement of the HealthOne Gulgong facility project was completed last year, providing Gulgong with a contemporary facility which meets the health needs of the community.
“It is a pleasure to officially open this new facility today; it’s a real asset for the people of Gulgong,” Mr Grant said.
“The new MPS is a great example of the successful integration of health services and planned sustainability”.
The new Gulgong MPS links to Gulgong HealthOne, which provides primary and community care, as well as an emergency care service.
In addition to the provision of residential aged care, the new MPS provides six high- care residential aged care beds, dementia services, diversional therapy, and a patient lounge and courtyard to allow patients to meet with their loved ones.
There are also four sub-acute beds, two treatment beds in the emergency department and clinical and operational support services. The new MPS also boasts modern communication systems and environmentally-sustainable design features.
Western NSW Local Health District Chief Executive Scott McLachlan said the new MPS is a facility the community should be proud of.
“It’s been wonderful to see the community support over the last couple of years as the MPS was planned, built and then handed over to the Health District to operate,” Mr McLachlan said.
“The MPS now provides the Gulgong community with local access to a mix of acute and aged care services and appropriate clinical and operational support services to deliver safe and accessible health care to the Gulgong community”.
The Gulgong MPS is a partnership between the State and Federal governments.
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said that the Gulgong MPS is a great example of cooperation between the state and federal government.
“I would like to commend the people of Gulgong who lobbied very hard for this facility after the previous Hospital became unsuitable for use.” Mr Coulton said.