BROADFORD GETS BIG BOOST IN HEALTHCARE ACCESS

Friday, 26 March 2021

Victorians living in the Mitchell Shire now have access to more community health services with a $3.7 million revamp of Broadford’s Nexus Community Health Centre now complete, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes toured the new facility which has more than tripled capacity, ensuring locals have greater access to the community health services they need, when they need them.

The revamp, which has increased consulting spaces from seven to 23, includes general practice treatment rooms, multi-use consulting rooms, and a procedure room for wound clinics.

A new children’s waiting room will provide increased comfort for families attending the centre, with purpose-built therapeutic spaces available for children.

New dedicated consulting rooms have also enabled mental health and legal services to be offered for the first time.

Features of the revamp also include an improved reception and waiting area, wheelchair accessible security doors, more toilets, and a large multipurpose activity and meeting room and a contemporary office with 20 additional workstations for staff.

The redevelopment was funded by the Victorian Government’s landmark $470 million Regional Health Infrastructure Fund (RHIF). Since 2016, the RHIF has funded more than 380 infrastructure projects across Victoria.

Funding from the RHIF is allowing regional facilities to improve capacity, amenity, outdoor spaces, kitchen and dining facilities and medical equipment.

The revamp was delivered by Nexus Primary Health in partnership with the Victorian Health building Authority.

 Quotes attributable to the Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes

“This $3.7 million revamp of Broadford’s Community Health Centre has transformed an outdated facility into a bright and welcoming space that’s fit for purpose.”

“The Broadford Community Health Centre is now better for kids, families, staff … and better for Broadford. And we are proud to be getting it done.”