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.”

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