Moyne Health Services community health building to open in March

In the next two years, there will be more than $11 million dollars worth of building works take place at Moyne Health Services’ (MHS) Port Fairy site. 

This includes the community health building which is under construction and a range of future projects including the urgent care centre and hospital redevelopment, the co-location of the Port Fairy ambulance station, and the Moyneyana Hostel redevelopment. 

Momentum builds: Moyne Health Services CEO David Lee at the new community health centre which will house a range of services. Staff are expected to move into the building in March. Picture: Madeleine McNeil

Momentum builds: Moyne Health Services CEO David Lee at the new community health centre which will house a range of services. Staff are expected to move into the building in March. Picture: Madeleine McNeil

CEO David Lee said it was an exciting time.

“There’s certainly a lot happening on the site which is fantastic,” Mr Lee said.

He said the community health building construction was well advanced and it was due for practical completion on January 27.

The community health building ground level will include a rehabilitation gym, physiotherapy, podiatry, consulting rooms, reception, offices, public toilets and a staff room. The undercroft will be used for staff parking

The upper level, which will include a dental clinic and community aged care services, won’t be fitted out until the hospital can gain the estimated $2.1 million to fund it.

Community health staff and services are expected to move from their current location at 99 Regent Street and operate from the new centre from March. 

“Then Ambulance Victoria can take control of that building where community health currently is.”

Mr Lee said Ambulance Victoria would take possession of the site for the new ambulance station in March.

“We’ve got the land allocated,” he said.

“We’re just in the process of determining the terms of the lease (with Ambulance Victoria) and the dimensions of that property site for the development of the ambulance station.”

He said the urgent care centre and hospital renovation design was almost completed, with tenders for those and the Moyneyana Hostel refurbishment to go out by the end of the year. 

The Moyneyana Hostel building works will include refurbishment of 25 of the 52 rooms, a bar, cafe, hairdressing salon, gift shop and new front entrance on College Street. 

“In the next two years we have got the equivalent of $11 million worth of construction projects on site,” Mr Lee said. 

“For a small community of 3000 people, it’s fantastic.”

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