Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams said construction work is set to begin this week on the new Camden Haven HealthOne centre at Laurieton, supporting better health outcomes for the local community.
Mid North Coast-based company Reeman Constructions has been awarded the contract to build the new centre.
"The new health facility is part of the NSW Government's $100 million HealthOne Program, delivering integrated healthcare to the local community," Mrs Williams said.
"The NSW Government's HealthOne centres make a big difference to communities across the state, providing essential healthcare services together in the one hub for ease and convenience, to boost health outcomes.
"Bringing health services together under the one roof, closer to home, makes it easier for people in the Camden Haven to access a range of health professionals to meet their varying healthcare needs.
"The new HealthOne will provide additional healthcare services for the whole Camden Haven community, so residents won't have to travel to larger centres to address many of their healthcare needs," Mrs Williams said.
"HealthOne centres aim to create a stronger and more efficient primary healthcare system by bringing general practice and a range of community healthcare services together. Local staff are excited about this new health facility and have been involved in its planning every step of the way," Mrs Williams said.
Services to be provided include:
- oral health
- chronic disease management
- allied health services
- aged care services
- child and family health services
- mental health and drug and alcohol services.
The new Camden Haven HealthOne is expected to be operational by early 2022. While construction of the new HealthOne is underway, existing services will continue.
The Mid North Coast Local Health District already has two HealthOne projects under construction at Bowraville and Nambucca Heads.