Community invited to MPS official opening

August 21, 2009

Bingara district community members are invited to attend the official opening of the Bingara Multi Purpose Service (MPS) next week.  The opening will be held at 12-noon on Monday, August 24, with a number of special guests expected to attend the event, including Members of Parliament and Hunter New England Health Chief Executive Dr Nigel Lyons.

Bingara Health Service Manager Sue Mack said all community members were welcome to attend, particularly past staff, volunteers and hospital board members. “Staff at Bingara MPS are really looking forward to sharing this special occasion with the whole community. Bingara community members had a significant amount of input into the planning and delivery of services at the new facility, and we want to celebrate the hard work of all involved,” she said.

The Bingara Multi Purpose Health Service facility became operational on August 7, 2008 and is now providing a truly integrated, modern health care facility for the people of Bingara and the surrounding region.

The Multi Purpose Health Service model of service delivery is a partnership between the State and Commonwealth to provide health and aged care services to rural and remote communities by integrating services under one structure.

The new Bingara Multi Purpose Service comprises: 14 residential aged care beds and seven acute care beds (including one special care bed); 24 hour Emergency Department; Diagnostic imaging (x-ray) and Staff accommodation A range of Primary and Community Health services, including child and family health, community nursing, physiotherapy and a range of visiting services, such as nutrition, drug and alcohol or mental health support are also provided through the MPS.

Community members interested in attending the opening should call  Bin-gara MPS on  6728 0100.