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Health revamp

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June 23, 2017

Official opening: MP Adrian Piccoli, LHAC chair Elaine Cox, MLHD board chair Gayle Murphy, MLHD siet manager Sue Beamer and rural group manager Rosemary Garthwaite at the official opening of the Tocumwal Multipurpose Service on Wednesday.

NSW Member for Murray Adrian Piccoli officially opened the new $5million Multipurpose Service at Tocumwal last Wednesday, which will bring important new health services to the area.

‘‘The completion of the MPS is an important achievement for Tocumwal and the surrounding communities,’’ Mr Piccoli said.

‘‘The Tocumwal MPS is a one-stop shop with all services housed under the one roof, with a number of improvements for residents. This is what the community have asked for and we have heard them.’’

Mr Piccoli said the Tocumwal MPS project formed part of a $300million program of works to upgrade existing or build new MPS facilities in rural and remote communities across NSW.

‘‘The MPS 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,’’ he said.

The new Tocumwal MPS includes:

●The extension of existing wings and reconfiguration of existing bedrooms.

●A new triage room.

●Enhanced residential lounge and dining spaces.

●New family and carer lounge.

●New accessible public toilet.

●Expanded support services, including a linen area.

●New resident laundry.

●Refurbished acute beds.

Mr Piccoli thanked the community, staff, residents and patients who had been extensively involved in the planning and delivery of the new facility.

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