Work begins on new Murrumburrah-Harden Health Service

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke turns the first sod to mark construction of the new Murrumburrah-Harden Health Service.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke turns the first sod to mark construction of the new Murrumburrah-Harden Health Service.
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The first sod has been dug at the new Murrumburrah-Harden Health Service.

The new Health Service will deliver a range of emergency, inpatient, residential aged care, care in the community and ambulatory care services for the Harden-Murrumburrah community.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke visited the site, “This is such an exciting day and I’m delighted to have been invited to turn the first sod.”

“The Harden-Murrumburrah community has been looking forward to this day and it’s fantastic to see the start of a new phase of healthcare here. This upgraded facility will provide flexible services to better respond to the health needs of the Harden-Murrumburrah community.”

A new entrance from Scott Street will lead to a purpose-built building. The existing Day Service will be transferred to the Community Health building in order to make way for construction. During construction of the new facility, there will be no interruption to the current health service.

Community consultation will continue while the future of the older buildings is considered.

“I know there is a lot of affection for the original buildings and I encourage the community to share their thoughts on what new uses can be found for them,” Ms Cooke said.

As the project progresses, the community will be kept up to date with community information sessions and newsletter updates from Health Infrastructure and Murrumbidgee Local Health District. – The new facility is expected to be completed in late 2020.

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