Flinders Island residents will enjoy more modern and improved health and community facilities as a result of a $6 million State Government investment in the island's multi-purpose centre.
The existing facility was originally built in 1959 and extended in 1995. Prior to these works it was dated and in poor condition.
The first two stages of the four stage redevelopment have now been completed.
- a new, first-class GP and dental clinic
- a nine bed extension for residential aged care, where all bedrooms have accessible ensuites for the comfort of patients
- a new kitchen, laundry and morgue
- new offices for staff, better consulting and training rooms, as well as an improved nurses station
- a new reception area and a large community meeting room.
Other features of the redevelopment still to be completed include:
- a palliative care room with ensuite
- a refurbished allied health wing
- refurbished resuscitation, treatment and acute care area, and
- landscaping and site works.
The redevelopment will enable the residents, patients and clients of Flinders Island Multi-purpose Centre to enjoy a high standard of accommodation and a fully professional environment for their care.
Health care staff on Flinders Island as well as those that provide visiting services will also have the space and amenity they need to offer quality services.
Artas and Vos Constructions are providing the architectural and building services for the project.
The project is currently on schedule to be completed by the end of June 2014.