Patients in Griffith will soon benefit from additional oncology and rehabilitation facilities at Griffith Base Hospital, which is bolstering services as part of its Stage 1 $35 million expansion project.
The project includes plans for the expansion of Ambulatory services including Rehabilitation, consult rooms, Hospital in the Home, and Day Medical and Oncology Services.
A monthly Business Breakfast meeting took place in Griffith on Wednesday 13 June, where key community stakeholders discussed the project and the expansion of the temporary Renal Unit, which is expected to open in late 2018.
Health Infrastructure (HI) Senior Project Director Amanda Bock said submissions had also been received from the community around alternate uses for the Nurses Quarters.
“We thank the people who took time to provide input. Specialist hospital planners, independent advisers and Health Executives will now review the submissions and assess the proposals,” Ms Bock said.
“We expect this will take a couple of weeks and we will let the community know the outcome as soon as possible.”
Community stakeholders also heard:
- On May 25 and 26, the project held community information sessions at Griffith Mall.
- More than 120 members of the public visited the pop-up stalls.
- There was positive feedback for both the Stage 1 scope and the Master Plan.
- The Master Plan can be viewed at the Griffith City Library from Tuesday 19 June with members of the community welcome to provide further feedback.
- The project team will conduct further information and consultation sessions in the coming months on various aspects of the project.
- The Breakfast Meetings will continue each month.