Stage 1 of the new Bonalbo Multi-Purpose Service (MPS), being constructed as part of the NSW Government’s $300 million MPS program is now complete and staff have recently started welcoming patients into the new facility.
Thomas George, Member for Lismore, visited the facility on Saturday 14 April as part of an open day which was well-attended by the community.
Existing services at Bonalbo Hospital have now moved across to the new facility, including the Emergency Department and clinic consultation rooms.
“This is an exciting day for the community of Bonalbo and surrounding region,” Mr George said.
“I have always been a strong advocate for better health services in the Bonalbo area and the completion of Stage 1 of the new state-of-the-art facility is a great day for the community.”
The current Medical Practitioner, Dr Sunil Sunil, intends to remain working at Bonalbo and said he is looking forward to continuing to provide care to patients there.
“I’m very impressed with the beautiful, new facility and I’m looking forward to working there,” Dr Sunil said.
The Bonalbo MPS project replaces the former outdated Bonalbo Community Health building and the existing Bonalbo Hospital with a modern, integrated health facility that aims to service the needs of the region long into the future.
Construction of Stage 1 commenced in January 2017 with the building comprising 15 residential aged care beds, a 24-hour emergency department, acute inpatient beds, and outpatient and GP consultations rooms. The residential aged care facility and acute inpatient unit will open at the completion of Stage 2.
Pictured above, L-R: Member for Page Kevin Hogan, Member for Lismore Thomas George, Bonalbo UHA Secretary Merrill Carr, Bonalbo UHA Treasurer Diane Carr and Bonalbo MPS Change Manager Julie Cadet.