Expansion delivers better health for Tumby Bay residents
Posted on Thursday, 20 April, 2017
Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said Federal Government Health and Hospital
funding of more than $600,000 has contributed to the building of expanded
facilities at Tumby Bay which will improve the range of health services
available to local residents.
“I was very
pleased to attend and share the honour of opening the second stage of the
redevelopment of the Tumby Bay Health Services and know that Federal Government
funding has been a major contributor to the success of this project,” he said.
redevelopment is situated within the
town’s hospital campus, which has seen the expansion of the community health
building and upgrades to staff accommodation.
redevelopment is testament to the hard work of the Lower Eyre Health Advisory Council
particularly chair Liz Mickan with great assistance from the indefatigable Anne
Hall with incredible support from the District Council of Tumby Bay.
“It was great
to have Opposition Health Minister Stephen Wade and State Member for Flinders
attend this important occasion.”
Stage Two of
the project has delivered three consultation rooms and a training/therapy room,
for use by visiting specialists and allied health professionals. Staff
accommodation has also been improved with three offices, a Matron’s
flat/nurses’ home and a new car park.
Australian Government has invested a total of $1.1 million to improve these
community health facilities, including more than $600,000 in this final stage
of the development.
undertaken also complements Stage One of this project, which involved the
construction of a new community health building. This was possible through
$500,000 in Australian Government funding, together with a $777,000
contribution from the District Council of Tumby Bay.
redevelopment project – a partnership between the Australian Government and the
Tumby Bay Council – has delivered modern community health care facilities that
will benefit the community and the health staff who work there.
Media Contact: Leonie
Lloyd-Smith 08 8633 1744
April 19 2017