Official Sod Turning signifies start of work on Coraki HealthOne
Clarence MP Chris Gulaptis today officially turned the first sod on the new $4 million Coraki Campbell HealthOne during a special ceremony on Monday, 25 July at 11am.
The Coraki Campbell HealthOne will be built on the Campbell Hospital site and will provide integrated and comprehensive primary health care including general practice, community and allied health, an Aboriginal Medical Service, mental health, drug and alcohol services and visiting specialist services.
Mr Gulaptis said the official sod turning marked the end of two years of community engagement and consultation to ensure the health needs of the community were met moving into the future.
“HealthOnes are a tailored approach to health care,” Mr Gulaptis said.
“The Coraki Campbell HealthOne will deliver services that have been identified as needed by the community.”
The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSW LHD) has awarded the building contract for the new HealthOne facility to Woollam Constructions, who took control of the building site on 18 July 2016.
“The awarding of the building contract is a major milestone for the construction of the Coraki Campbell HealthOne facility, and marks several years of community consultation,” NNSW LHD Chief Executive Wayne Jones said.
Mr Gulaptis paid tribute to the Coraki Campbell HealthOne Community Reference Group, with many members attending the official sod turning, who worked tirelessly with the NNSWLHD and the community to develop the model for the Coraki Campbell HealthOne.