Works will begin on a new Numurkah hospital, after floods forced its closure in March 2012.January 23, 2014 4:10am
Numurkah District Health Services chief executive Jacque Phillips has welcomed the announcement that work would begin on a new hospital this month, after its forced closure in March 2012.
The new facility, funded by the Victorian Government, replaces the old hospital which was inundated by floodwater during the 2012 north-east floods.
‘‘We’re delighted with that news and pleased to see progress start for the commencement of the project in early February,’’ Ms Phillips said.
‘‘It’s been a long road since the flood and this is a great step in our recovery.’’
The new hospital will include 16 multi-day beds, six same-day treatment spaces, a theatre, urgent care and imaging service.
It will also include a multi-disciplinary Community Health Centre, a dental facility and a teaching-orientated GP practice.
Numurkah’s new ambulance station will be co-located with the hospital.
State Member for Murray Valley Tim McCurdy welcomed the announcement of the builder for the hospital project.
‘‘The Victorian Coalition Government is delivering on its $18.3
‘‘The people of Numurkah and district will be extremely pleased with this new facility once it is completed.’’
The government has hired building company Kane Constructions to build the new facilities.
Victorian Health Minister David Davis said works would be completed by August next year.
‘‘This outstanding facility will provide much needed acute health services to the community,’’ Mr Davis said.
He said the works would establish a community rehabilitation centre and planned activities group in addition to the replacement of the flood-damaged building.
Mr Davis said the Numurkah project was part of a wider government program to upgrade health facilities across the state.
‘‘The new Numurkah Hospital is among $4.5
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