Residents in the Furneaux Islands will receive access to better healthcare with today’s official opening of the redeveloped Flinders Island Multi-Purpose Centre. The Centre now has five acute beds, in addition to another bed through the redevelopment, which will facilitate the provision of palliative care.

There is also a new two bed emergency room and adjacent treatment room, along with nine residential aged care bedrooms with ensuites – with an application made to the Federal Government to allow us to offer these facilities for Respite Care.

The Multi-Purpose Centre also features a range of other services including GP clinic, community nursing, day centre activities, consulting rooms, X-ray room and dental clinic.

The redevelopment is now allowing us to look at additional services and some of those are already being offered, including chemotherapy and blood transfusions.

It’s pleasing to see that it’s not only patients set to benefit, with staff enjoying a new kitchen and laundry, also welcoming Ambulance Tasmania into the building with a modern new office and storeroom.
The Government has provided $7.3 million towards this work and the result is an excellent facility, which offers access to better care for the community.

The Liberal Government has a long term Plan for Tasmania to rebuild essential services and fix the health system, and today’s opening is another step towards a better future in health.

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