The Palaszczuk Government is injecting $600,000 to deliver infrastructure upgrades
in Barcaldine.

Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick said the government was
committed to upgrading critical health infrastructure across the state.

“Our government recognises the need to maintain and improve health services, no
matter where they are located,” he said.

“At Barcaldine, we are investing $600,000 into the local Multipurpose Health Service
to upgrade air-conditioning machinery.

“In a climate such as Barcaldine, air-conditioning is an absolute necessity to cope
with local temperatures.

“The Barcaldine upgrading work will ensure the continuing comfort of patients, staff
and visitors at the facility.’’

“Tenders for the works will be called midyear and the works are expected to be
completed early 2017,’’ he said.

Mr Dick said Barcaldine’s air-conditioning upgrade was just one of several healthrelated
projects in the Central West worth nearly $30 million that had been
commissioned by the Palaszczuk Government.

“Last year, we announced the start of work on the $17.5 million Alpha Hospital and
Co-located Emergency Services Facility, which is expected to be completed around
the middle of this year,’’ he said.

“We also recently gave the go-ahead for the construction of a new $3.5 million
primary health centre at Aramac, to be completed before the end of the year.

“In addition, a total of about $8.5 million has been provided for major infrastructure
upgrades at Longreach Hospital and a new dental clinic at Barcaldine MPHS which
are already under way and due to be completed early 2017.’’

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