On 17 November, Member for Lismore Thomas George officially opened the newly refurbished Urbenville Multi-Purpose Service Emergency Department. The event was part of a community open day which also included free health checks, information stalls and entertainment by local school children.
The refurbishments to the Emergency Department were part of $430,000 funding from the NSW Government aimed at improving the facilities for both patients and staff at the important service.
“It was great to see many locals turn out to Saturday’s open day, looking to see what changes had been made to the emergency department as well as finding out what facilities are available to them locally and across our health district,” Mr George said.
“Some of the works which have taken place in the ED include refurbishment of the waiting and triage areas as well as the addition of a new treatment bay and examination area.”
“Urbenville MPS plays a vital role in the local community and I’m excited to be able to open the doors and invite residents to see the variety of services on offer, tour the new Emergency Department and meet some of our fabulous staff,” Mr George said.
Students from Urbenville Public School presented a painting in honour of the opening of the new unit.
Top image: Thomas George – Member for Lismore, Nancy Martin – MPS Network EO/DON, Amelia Russ – Urbenville Public School, and Nicole Ellevsen – Nurse Manager Urbenville MPS.