Nyngan MPS to Receive $1.56M Satellite Renal Unit
While visiting the Nyngan Multipurpose Service (MPS) today, Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries announced a major boost to the facility with the plan to construct a new satellite renal unit estimated at $1.56 million.
“I’m delighted to announce today that we have listened and acted on the need to have more dialysis services offered at Nyngan MPS,” Mr Humphries said.
“To better support local residents we will invest in a satellite renal unit comprising four renal chairs to allow local residents to have dialysis three times per week.”
“Importantly, this will save at least 12 hours of travel time for those residents who are currently travelling to Dubbo Health Service for this service. That’s time which can be better spent with family and friends.”
“This is a long-term and sustainable solution that will serve the needs of the Nyngan community for years to come.”
Chief Executive of the Western NSW Local Health District, Scott McLachlan said the announcement is wonderful news for the Nyngan community and the MPS.
“This is about supporting our local communities to receive the health services and treatments they need in their own communities, wherever we can,” Mr McLachlan said.
“Thank you to the community and the local Health Council who have advocated for enhancements to renal services in Nyngan. I’m very pleased we will be able to close this service gap for Nyngan and district residents.”
Health Service Manager at the Nyngan MPS, Jenny Griffiths said there are enormous benefits for residents to receive services in their own community.
“It also relieves the burden on renal services at the Dubbo Health Service, as well as the Bogan Shire Community Transport Service,” she said.
“And for our staff there will be an opportunity to upskill and deliver this important service to our local community.”
The project will be put to tender as per the NSW Procurement Policy Framework for NSW Government Agencies. Consultation will be undertaken with relevant user groups and key stakeholders.