Mac­quarie Home Stay’s first guests due next month

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THE first guests at Dubbo’s Mac­quarie Home Stay are now likely to ar­rive dur­ing Jan­uary, ac­cord­ing to its Manag­ing Di­rec­tor Rod Crow­foot.

The fa­cil­ity is be­ing built close to Dubbo Base Hos­pi­tal as a place for peo­ple to stay when they have to travel to Dubbo for treat­ment. The land was ac­quired in 2016 and con­struc­tion has been funded by on­go­ing com­mu­nity fundrais­ing.

“Much to our dis­ap­point­ment, our hopes for a De­cem­ber open­ing were dashed with de­lays to some of our in­fra­struc­ture be­ing de­liv­ered and com­mis­sioned,” Mr Crow­foot said this week.

“For any­one who has been in­volved in a con­struc­tion project, there is al­ways lit­tle hur­dles to man­age and this project is no dif­fer­ent,” he said.

The first guests will be ar­riv­ing dur­ing Jan­uary 2019, with many book­ings al­ready be­ing made for the year ahead.

Mr Crow­foot said the Home Stay is wel­com­ing re­fer­rals from the gen­eral pub­lic as well as health pro­fes­sion­als.

“The Lo­cal Health Dis­trict cov­ers an enor­mous geo­graphic area – the peo­ple who live in this area may be re­ferred to Dubbo Hos­pi­tal for a va­ri­ety of treat­ments and that’s how we be­come their ‘home away from home’,” he said.

“We’ve al­ready re­ceived en­quiries from peo­ple who live out­side this area, up to Moree and across the Queens­land bor­der.”

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