NSW Deputy Premier Troy Grant, Health Minister Jillian Skinner and Clarence MP Chris Gulaptis have announced a new $4 million HealthOne will be built at Coraki if the Baird Government is re-elected on March 28.
The Coraki 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 Grant said detailed planning work and the construction of the HealthOne will get underway in the second term of the Liberals & Nationals Government if we are re-elected.
“The Liberals & Nationals Government is committed to keeping rural and regional communities healthy and this $4 million investment will go a long way to assisting local patients and their loved ones.” Mr Grant said.
“Chris Gulaptis has been a steadfast advocate for health services in Coraki and has championed the need for this facility. Today’s announcement is testament to the dedication of Chris and the community to see this service up and running.”
Health Minister Jillian Skinner said HealthOnes are leading the way in the delivery of integrated care.
“HealthOnes are a tailored approached to health care. It’s not a one-size-fits-all method – the Coraki HealthOne will deliver services that are valued by the community,” Mrs Skinner said.
“I believe integrated care is the future of health care and HealthOnes are fantastic providers of this service. Coraki will be leading the way with this new approach to health care.
“Chris Gulaptis has fought for the return of health services to Coraki and he has delivered. I have no doubt this service will benefit many in the community now and into the future.”
Mr Gulaptis said today’s announcement marked a momentous occasion for Coraki and surrounding communities.
“If the Liberals & Nationals Government is re-elected, health services are on their way back to Coraki,” Mr Gulaptis said.
“This is a red-letter day for members of our community who have campaigned tirelessly for health services to care for our region.
“We never gave up hope and I’m incredibly pleased the Baird Government has heard my call and committed $4 million to construct this state-of-the-art facility.
“The Coraki HealthOne will be a boon for our region and provide our community with the health services it needs well into the future.”