Residents in the Camden Haven area will benefit from a new HealthOne facility in Laurieton which will provide a one stop shop for healthcare services.
Health Minister Brad Hazzard and Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams today announced the new HealthOne facility would be built in Laurieton under the NSW Government’s $100 million HealthOne Program, delivering integrated healthcare to the local community.
Mr Hazzard said the NSW Government’s HealthOne centres were making a big difference to communities across the state, providing essential healthcare services together in the one hub for ease and convenience, to boost health outcomes.
“Bringing health services together under the one roof, closer to home, makes it easier for the community to access a range of health professionals to meet their varying healthcare needs,” Mr Hazzard said.
“The new HealthOne will provide additional healthcare services for the whole Camden Haven community, so residents won’t have to travel to larger centres to address many of their healthcare needs.”
Mrs Williams said the HealthOne would deliver an expanded range of health services, building on the community and allied health services already provided locally.
“HealthOne centres aim to create a stronger and more efficient primary healthcare system by bringing general practice and a range of community healthcare services together as a ‘one stop shop’,” Mrs Williams said.
“Local staff are excited about this new health facility and have been involved in its planning every step of the way.”
Services to be provided include:
- oral health
- chronic disease management
- allied health services
- aged care services
- child and family health services
- mental health and drug and alcohol services.
Construction of the new Camden Haven HealthOne is due to begin in early 2021 and is expected to be operational by end of the year.
The Mid North Coast Local Health District already has two HealthOne projects underway at Bowraville and Nambucca Heads.
The Bowraville community is eagerly awaiting the completion of construction of their new centre in High Street while Nambucca HealthOne, which opened in 2015 is being expanded to provide additional health services for the community.
The NSW Government has committed $10.1 billion in health infrastructure investment in the four years to 2023, including more than $900 million for rural and regional areas in 2019-20.