Deputy Premier Hendy Cowan today officially opened the new Accident and Emergency Department at the Narembeen Health Service.
He said the new facility would significantly improve health service delivery in Narembeen.
There would be better accessibility for patients and an improved working environment for staff.
Mr Cowan said the new works were funded by the State Government at a cost of almost $250,000.
“They include an ambulance canopy area providing direct access to a treatment area with ensuite facilities,” he said.
“The nurses’ station has also been enlarged, with a new x-ray room and fire-resistant medical records room.
“The project involved converting the former operating and delivery suite, which had not been used for some time, into an accident and emergency area.
“The new facility is a major improvement and has already proven its worth in an emergency.”
Mr Cowan said the upgrade was part of the Government’s continuing commitment to rural health and providing quality health care closer to where people lived.
The Narembeen Health Service is a Multi Purpose Service (MPS) with a focus on providing all health services, from accident and emergency care through to aged care.
Narembeen’s MPS also includes a health and fitness centre, featuring a fully-equipped gymnasium and providing for services such as physiotherapy and occupational therapy.
“The primary objective is to improve the overall health and wellbeing of the Narembeen community,” Mr Cowan said.
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