More facilities ready at new health centre

Michael TraillNarrogin Observer
WA Country Health Service staff Sharon Thompson and Jeanette Anderson in one of the new theatres at Narrogin.
Camera IconWA Country Health Service staff Sharon Thompson and Jeanette Anderson in one of the new theatres at Narrogin.

Redevelopment of the Narrogin Health Service is almost complete, with a big milestone reached.

The new PathWest facility, public dental clinic and theatre suites have been completed.

Two new purpose-built theatre suites will provide state-of-the-art surgical services.

Acting Wheatbelt regional director Regina Michel-Huessy said the theatre complex was one of the stand-out features.

“The theatres are high tech and fully equipped with the latest air filtration system, making it one of the most modern and contemporary theatre suites in the Wheatbelt,” she said.

A new sterilising service unit has also been completed to support the new theatres.

PathWest has moved to its new purpose-built $2.2 million facility, in the main Health Service building, which has two collection rooms and laboratory spaces and offers a more welcoming environment for staff and patients.

PathWest Narrogin scientist-in- charge Leanne Negus said the relocation of the service to the main hospital building would make it easier for clients to access.

The new Dental Health Service’s four-chair public dental clinic has also been completed and is scheduled to begin operations at the end of the month. The dental clinic and PathWest work has been funded through the Federal Government.

This $2.4 million dental clinic will provide a public dental service from a modern, well-equipped facility to eligible local clients and those in the surrounding districts.

Ms Michel-Huessy said the recently completed areas were starting to connect all of the individual upgrades into a far more modern health campus.

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