Dimbulah opens new health clinic
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“I’d like to thank the community for their support, which resulted in this project being realised,” Mrs Fabris said.
She said the new building allows for better confidentiality for patients.
“We moved into the new building at the end of September and it has been excellent,” she said.
“Community members have commented on the new building and they are happier with the comfortable seats and better facilities that we now have.”
She said the clinic sees up to 400 patients a month.
Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service (CHHHS) chief executive Clare Douglas said that money was allocated for the new building about 18 months ago.
It w as part of a refurbishment of the health centre because the old building needed to be updated.
“The old facility was very small and only had one treatment room, one office and a little residential area,” she said.
“Staff had to use the hallway as a desk to meet health requirements so it was a very tiny facility which desperately needed to be upgraded.
“This new facility has a number of clinical treatment rooms including a room for children, mental health and one for day-to-day adults.
“It has a better ability to allow for the affective care of the community.
“It also now has telehealth which it didn’t have before which will allow patient to be treated onsite rather than travelling to Cairns.”