The first sod was turned on the new Grafton Base Hospital Ambulatory Care Centre today, marking the start of the $17.5 million project.
Member for Clarence, Chris Gulaptis, joined health officials and community members on site today to officially mark the start of construction on the new Ambulatory Care Centre.
The centre will include a new two-storey building with new undercroft loading dock, new links to the existing hospital campus and a new public drop off zone.
Mr Gulaptis said the project was about providing health services, not just for the community of Grafton, but also for people living throughout the region.
“Construction of the new Ambulatory Care Centre is due to be completed in early 2020,” Mr Gulaptis said.
“Staff and other stakeholders have been involved in designing the building to ensure the space reflects the needs of the community now and well into the future.”
The Ambulatory Care Centre will provide a range of clinical services, including:
- Oncology, chemotherapy and haematology services
- Renal Dialysis Unit
- Physiotherapy Department
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Pathology
- Paediatric Outpatients Clinic
- Specialist General Medicine Outpatient Clinics
- Fracture and Osteo-Refracture Clinics
- Dietetics and Nutrition Outpatient Clinics
- Obstetric and Gynaecology Clinics
- Outpatient clinics for patients with chronic conditions including Cardiac and Respiratory Rehabilitation services, Diabetes education and Diabetes Foot Clinics.
Pictured are, from left: Clarence Health Service Business Manager Tony Creighton, Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis, Clarence Community and Allied Health Manager Jane Wear, Clarence Health Service General Manager Dan Madden and Consumer Representative and volunteer Mike Gillespie.