A new $3.5 million primary health centre will be built in the Central West Queensland town
of Aramac this year.
Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick said work on the new health
facility was expected to start in the next few months and would be completed before the
end of the year.
“I’m delighted to announce the Palaszczuk Government will be delivering a new primary
health centre for Aramac,” he said.
“The current health service is provided at the former Aramac hospital site which is over 100
years old and has a number of structural issues.
“The new health facility will be built alongside the ambulance station, creating a modern
health precinct that will service this community into the future.
“The project will also give the Central West economy a boost, generating local jobs for local
people.”
Mr Dick said the new primary health centre would include three consultation rooms, a
treatment room and a resuscitation bay, as well as storage and office space.
“The Palaszczuk Government is committed to building and improving health services in
Queensland no matter where they were located.
“In the Central West, the Palaszczuk Government already has commissioned the new
$17.5 million Alpha Hospital and Co-located Emergency Services facility and is spending
$8.2 million for major health infrastructure upgrades at Longreach and Barcaldine.”
Central West Hospital and Health Board Chair Ed Warren said the new primary health
centre would be a major boost for the community of Aramac and its surrounds.
“A health service-wide infrastructure plan commissioned by the board in 2013 identified
Aramac as a priority facility for replacement,’’ he said.
“Over the past 12 months we completed extensive consultations with the local community
to develop an appropriate model for a new facility.
“During those consultations, the community exhibited a strong interest in the future of an
Aramac primary health centre.
“I would like to thank residents of the Aramac region for their patience as we work on
delivering a contemporary new health facility.
“I would also like to thank Health Minister Cameron Dick, the State Government and the
Department of Health for their support and investment in better health services for the
Central West.’’
Aramac PHC provides nurse-led clinic facilities from Monday to Friday, on-call emergency
care 24-hours a day, seven days a week and supports patients to manage their chronic
conditions and implement health care plans.
The health centre also hosts a medical clinic for two full days a week, along with a wide
range of other visiting allied and community health and specialist services.
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