Kevin Humphries


Monday, 18 February 2019

Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries today officially opened the Coolah Multi-Purpose Service (MPS) project.

Mr Humphries made the announcement in Coolah today to a large crowd of health staff and local community groups who have been heavily invested in this much needed project.

The MPS model tailors healthcare needs for the local community by integrating health, aged care services and emergency services to provide flexible health service delivery – from primary health care to acute and residential aged care.

Mr Humphries said “the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government invested over $11 million into the Multi-Purpose Service (MPS) facilities in Coolah.

“The Coolah MPS incorporates Primary Health Care and Community Health Services consolidating the 20 existing Residential Aged Care beds in Coolah into one location at the MPS, which has included the construction of 14 Residential Aged Care bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, plus dining and activities areas.

“Multi-Purpose Services are much-loved by their communities because they ensure residents have access to a wide range of health services on their doorstep.

“Additionally, Multi-Purpose Services contribute enormously to the wellbeing of rural communities – they provide integrated health care in a patient-centred environment, encouraging better care closer to home,” said Mr Humphries

This is part of the Governments $300 Million program of works to upgrade existing or build new MPS facilities in a number of rural and remote communities across NSW.

Mr Humphries said “We made a commitment to rural and remote communities – to ensure they had access to quality, timely health care closer to home.

“The upgraded Coolah facility is designed to meet the requirements of contemporary clinical care to 2026, and will deliver significant benefits for the community and staff and enhance the sustainability, functionality and safety of health and aged care service delivery in the local community,” Mr Humphries concluded.

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