Works Commences On PDH Community Health Precinct

Barb James (Acting Project Manager), Fiona Heenan(Dir Primary & Community Health) and Robyn McCabe (Specialist Centre Practice Manager)
Monday, 3 August 2015
Construction has started on a new-look Primary and Community Health Precinct at Portland District Health.

The project will integrate specialist and community consulting services and programs in a newly refurbished building.

PDH Director of Corporate Services Ros Jones said this would assist the community to access the services they require to enhance their health and wellbeing.

There will be temporary access to the specialist centre while this work is happening which will cause some disruption for people, but we will try to keep the inconvenience to a minimum, Ms Jones said.

A new temporary undercover drop-off point has been established near the building during the contraction process.

The State Government last year announced funding for the project which will create a one-stop-shop approach.

Allied and community health services to be co-located will include speech therapy, diabetes education, psychology services, dietitians, drug and alcohol services and cancer support.

Some of the services had been relocated from the former community health services building in Otway Street.

Ms Jones said bringing all the services together in one precinct would be more convenient for local people.

This will give our staff and clients purpose-built facilities which will enhance our ability to deliver quality services,she said.

It is expected the work will be finished by mid-September.

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