Major upgrade of Flinders Island health care

Nurse

Work has started on a $6 million health centre upgrade to improve health and wellbeing services for Flinders Island residents.

The Flinders Island Multi Purpose Centre upgrade will provide residents, patients and clients with high standard accommodation and a modern, comfortable environment in which to receive their care.

Healthcare staff and those providing visiting services will also have the space and amenity they need to provide Flinders Islanders with the best possible services.

The existing multi-purpose centre at Whitemark was built in 1959 and extended in 1995 - this new work is the first significant upgrade since then.

The new facility will include:

          a nine-bed residential aged care extension, all with ensuites

          a new separate GP and dental clinic

          a new undercover hospital main entry

          a new kitchen and laundry

          a refurbished allied health wing

          a refurbished resuscitation, treatment and acute care area

          new landscaping and site works.

Artas and Vos Constructions will provide architectural and building services for the project, which is expected to be finished in early in 2014.

6 February 2013