Macquarie Home Stay’s first guests due next month
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.”