Independent Member for Shepparton District Suzanna Sheed says she’s pleased to see work progressing on the redevelopment of Goulburn Valley Health.
It follows the appointment of Sandy Chamberlin as project manager, full-time to the plan.
Ms Chamberlin this week arranged for members of the GVH Community Advisory Group to travel to the Northern Hospital in Epping, along with critical Shepparton staff members, to explore a similar project.
“The Northern Hospital has been undergoing staged redevelopment for some time,” Ms Sheed said.
“We were taken through the medical ward, midwifery, paediatric sections and the emergency department which has 55 cubicles.
“We all had the chance to talk to the staff on the wards about what had worked for them and what didn't work on the practical day-to-day basis,” she said.
“Some good connections have been made which will be very useful as we move ahead.”
The Shepparton redevelopment will include:
- Three new operating theatres;
- Two new wards;
- The refurbishment of existing theatres;
- The extension of the emergency department to include extra treatment bays;
- The refurbishment of the maternity unit;
- And a new special care nursery.
The schematic design phase is due to conclude next month.
Detailed designs are set to be released in April 2017.
As chair of the Community Advisory Group, Ms Sheed said she looked forward to creating opportunities for the community of Shepparton and the surrounding townships to see those designs once they are completed.
“There is a very positive team approach in play and some vigorous discussions will no doubt be had along the way,” Ms Sheed said.
“It is exciting to be involved in these early design phases and to see the enthusiasm of our staff who are so keen to see the best result possible.”
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