People living in and around Batemans Bay are to benefit as the new $20 million Community Health Service
takes another step forward with the hospital site announced as the preferred location.
Part of the current Batemans Bay Hospital has been identified for the new service, following a comprehensive review of possible sites put forward by Health Infrastructure (HI) and Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD).
Batemans Bay Community Health will be a sustainable, dedicated community health service which will work alongside the new $260 million Eurobodalla Regional Hospital
, to ensure the community has access to the right health care in the right setting now and into the future.
The Batemans Bay Hospital site has strong infrastructure and transport routes already in place, ensuring maximum value for the community.
Batemans Bay Community Health will improve local access to a range of services including:
- Allied Health
- Child, Youth and Family Services
- Women’s Health/Sexual Health
- Primary health care services such as nursing, wound management and palliative care
- Aboriginal Health
- Community Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol
- Urgent care for minor injury and illness
Community involvement in the design of contemporary health facilities is key and there will be opportunities for community members to have their say in shaping these new spaces.
HI and SNSWLHD are working closely to finalise the planning for the new service with community, stakeholder and staff information sessions to be scheduled in early 2024.