Official Opening for Tibooburra HealthOne Redevelopment
It was an enthusiastic crowd of locals who attended the official opening of the Tibooburra HealthOne Redevelopment on Wednesday, 10 March 2021.
The official opening recognised the Tibooburra Health Service being redeveloped as a HealthOne facility with $1.9 million invested under the NSW Government's $100 million primary and integrated care strategy to develop 20 HealthOnes around the state.
A plaque was unveiled by Tibooburra Health Council Chair Ms Kathy Gilby and long-time resident Mr Barney Davie with Far West LHD Chief Executive, Mr Umit Agis.
Mr Umit Agis thanked everyone involved in the refurbishment including Far West LHD staff, Health Infrastructure, Hutchinson Builders and the Tibooburra Health Council, staff and community members who were consulted throughout the refurbishment process.
The Tibooburra HealthOne redevelopment resulted in the refurbishing of the current facility to provide more clinically appropriate consultation spaces. The enhanced contemporary facility will allow opportunities for multidisciplinary care for complex and chronic patients; the ability for students, junior nurses and doctors (e.g. GP registrars) to provide clinics in partnership with senior clinicians thereby enhancing our service delivery and the visiting partner services such as the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Mr Agis said the refurbishment will provide opportunity to introduce new services and enhanced models of care to meet the needs of the community.
'The Health Service is also easier to access for the community and is also a safer and secure environment for patients, visitors and staff,' he said.
Mr Umit acknowledged the important role that volunteers played in supporting the Tibooburra Health Service, including the Health Council, Volunteer Ambulance Officers and 'Roo Run' and fundraiser helpers.
'It all points to the entire community being behind their Health Service and of course supporting our dedicated staff here, who continue to do an amazing job.'
The redevelopment was completed last year but an official opening had been delayed due to COVID-19.