The old maintenance and storage facilities at Heathcote Health have been demolished to make way for a new primary health building.BRONWYN BEYERS June 25, 2014 3:20am
Heathcote Health chief executive Dan Douglass and chairperson David Smith, Raysett Constructions’ Eddie Mueller and Kevin Thompson and Heathcote Health board member Wayne McKay. Photo: submitted
Construction of Heathcote Health’s new primary health facilities is under way after Raysett Constructions was announced on Friday to complete the redevelopment.
Heathcote Health chief executive Dan Douglass said the appointment of Raysett Constructions was the result of a rigorous and competitive tendering process.
‘‘Heathcote Health is extremely pleased to be have secured Raysett Constructions to undertake the redevelopment,’’ Dr Douglass said.
‘‘Raysett Constructions have a proven track record of successfully delivering a variety of building projects across rural Victoria and we are very pleased to have engaged their services.’’
Raysett Constructions is based in Riddells Creek and is no stranger to Heathcote Health, having built the hostel extension in 2004.
Steven Beshara from Raysett Constructions said the firm again looked forward to working at Heathcote Health.
‘‘This redevelopment is exciting not only for Heathcote Health but for the residents of Heathcote,’’ Mr Beshara said.
‘‘Raysett Constructions is pleased to be involved and is looking forward to building a fantastic new facility that will be of great benefit to the community.’’
New maintenance and storage facilities have been built and the old ones have been demolished.
Dr Douglass said the redevelopment will allow Heathcote Health to accommodate Heathcote Primary Health and other health providers in more appropriate and modern facilities, and will help attract more health services.
‘‘The redevelopment will give people from the Heathcote and surrounding communities a greater ability to access the most appropriate health services right here in Heathcote,’’ Dr Douglass said.
‘‘Heathcote Health is committed to providing accessible services to the people of Heathcote and we see the redevelopment as an example of this commitment.’’
Dr Douglass said a great deal of planning is being undertaken to minimise disruption to patients, residents, staff and the public during the redevelopment.
‘‘We will be taking all possible action to try and ensure that it is business as usual at the health service while the redevelopment is taking place,’’ he said.
The redevelopment is on track to be completed by May 2015 and has been funded by grants from the primary care infrastructure grant program and the health and hospital fund.
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