A NEW hospital and clinical services building headlines the $80 million Moree District Hospital redevelopment draft masterplan, unveiled today.
Residents have been invited to have their say on the plan, which has been designed to meet the healthcare needs of the local community now and well into the future.
The masterplan includes a new clinical services building within the existing hospital site to house services including an emergency department, imaging, operating theatres, birthing suites and an inpatient unit.
Community and ambulatory care services will be located within a fully refurbished building and Aboriginal Health services will be co-located onsite to provide integrated service benefits for patients and staff.
Member for Northern Tabelands, Adam Marshall, said Moree residents had been given their first look at the vision for the redevelopment, which will deliver nurses, doctors, allied health staff and the local community with upgraded clinical facilities, services and health infrastructure.
"This is one of the largest investments in Moree's public health facilities and significant planning has been carried out to ensure the redevelopment will support contemporary models of care that focus on improving the health outcomes of the community for decades to come," Mr Marshall said.
Community pop-up sessions will be held at the Balo Square Shopping Centre on Tuesday, April 5 between 4 and 6pm and Wednesday, April 6 between 12 and 2pm, where community members can drop in at any time to view the master plan and ask the project team questions.
The draft masterplan is also able to be viewed online at www.hneinfra.health.nsw.gov.au/projects/moree
Work on site is expected to start late this year, once project planning and design is complete and statutory planning approvals have been achieved.
The Moree hospital redevelopment is being delivered in partnership with Health Infrastructure and Hunter New England Local Health District.