PRIORITY PROJECT - Moyne Health Urgent Care Facility - $2,127,600

PRIORITY PROJECT: Moyne Health Services – Construction of Urgent Care Facility

Funding request: $2,127,600

Moyne Health Services is a public, not for profit, integrated healthcare service that helps meet community healthcare needs in Port Fairy and surrounding districts in the Moyne Shire.

Employing more than 190 people, Moyne Health Services operates a 15 bed acute hospital, 52 place hostel, 30 place nursing home, Accident & Emergency, primary and community care services, adult day centre and allied health services.

Moyne Health Services has been in operation for more than 160 years and is working towards constructing a new Urgent Care Facility in Port Fairy.

This project will immediately address the current structural and functional building risks in connection with nursing staff having to walk from the hospital to the other end of the building to attend to urgent care clients. This will significantly improve patient care outcomes.

The urgent care building is currently located at the other end of the building away from the hospital, which presents significant long-term risks to patient safety and nursing staff.

It is expected the project will deliver:

  • Safe and secure ambulance transfers;
  • New public entry and drop off zone;
  • A collocated hospital/nursing home and urgent care facility;
  • Central staff base with clear observation to all acute areas;
  • A new X-ray facility.

The project is ready for immediate implementation.