HAVE YOUR SAY
Community meeting planned for next week
RESIDENTS in the Maranoa will soon know the latest updates on the new
$74 million hospital.
A community information session will be held next Thursday, October 16 to meet with the Roma Hospital project team and see the final design for the hospital.
The session will be held from 5.30pm in the Ernest Brock Room at the Cultural Centre in Bungil St, Roma.
With Watpac Construction Pty Ltd recently announced as the successful tenderer for the main construction of the state-of-the-art facility, the information event will provide locals with the opportunity to hear directly from key members of the project team and ask questions about the build.
South West Hospital and Health Service chief executive Linda Patat said the health service was committed to ensuring the community was kept up-to-date on the progress of the project.
“The new hospital build is an extremely exciting event for our community,” Ms Patat said.
“We want to ensure those who live or work in the local area have every opportunity to be kept up-to-date with progress.
“The information session will be a wonderful opportunity to hear directly from the building and project teams, and provide a friendly forum for any questions to be answered.”
Ms Patat said the hospital would boast 18 single rooms including palliative care and mental health care, plus two two-bed patient rooms and two birthing suites, all with ensuites.
The ground floor area of the new hospital will include a large shaded entrance, emergency department, medical imaging department, rehabilitation gym, café, allied health treatment areas, pharmacy and separate area for kitchen, laundry, stores and maintenance services.
The operating suite, which will include two theatres, education and training services and administration and staff facilities will be on the first floor.
The new Roma Hospital is due to be completed in 2020 and extensive community and staff consultation has been carried out to ensure the building design maximises the use of space, enables efficient work and patient flows, respects private and family space, and is easy to access.
This hospital is one of numerous projects Watpac is delivering in Queensland, including the North Queensland Stadium in Townsville and the Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence in Ipswich.
For the latest Roma Hospital updates visit www.southwest .health.qld.gov.au or www.facebook .com/southwesthhs.
HOSPITAL UPDATE: An artist's impression of what the entrance of the new Roma Hospital will look like.