Thursday 28 May 2020
Construction works on the redevelopment of the Tumbarumba Multipurpose Service (MPS) are officially complete.
The Tumbarumba Multipurpose Service was delivered through a collaboration between Health Infrastructure and the Murrumbidgee Local Health District (LHD) as part of the NSW Government’s $304 million Multipurpose Service (MPS) Program.
Multipurpose Services are integrated health and aged care services that provide flexible and sustainable services for small regional and remote communities. Each service is tailored to meet the community's unique clinical needs into the future.
Health Infrastructure Chief Executive Rebecca Wark said the completion marked an important milestone for health outcomes in the Riverina community.
“Tumbarumba’s Multipurpose Service will improve access to health and aged care services and provide flexible health care for the local community,” she said.
Principal contractor for the project, Richard Crookes Constructions handed over the final stage of works to the Murrumbidgee LHD ready for operations, which included refurbishment of a second residential aged care wing, demolition of old hospital buildings, landscaping and car parking.
“We’re pleased to have completed construction works while maintaining hospital services,” said Rebecca.
“We worked with the contractor to carefully stage works to ensure all hospital services were maintained and operations were not impacted.”
The complete redevelopment of the Tumbarumba MPS included:
- new acute inpatient wing
- refurbishment of the existing residential aged care building
- new residential aged care wing
- expanded Emergency Department including two resuscitation bays and consultation/triage rooms
- new and expanded Community Health area
- lounge for families of Palliative Care and other patients
- three new staff accommodation units
- new carpark and landscaped gardens
- landscaped cultural garden and mural which is being completed in collaboration with the local Aboriginal community.
The residential aged care wing was operational in July 2019 and the Emergency Department was operational in November 2019.
Check out a construction time lapse below:
Find out more about NSW Government’s Multipurpose Program here.
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