Help find site for new Bamaga PHCC

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Community information sessions will be held next week to help decide the location of the new Bamaga Primary Health Care Centre

Community information sessions will be held next week to help decide the location of the new Bamaga Primary Health Care Centre

Summary

  • Community consultation regarding the Bamaga Primary Health Care Centre will be held next week
  • There are two proposed sites
  • Community can attend one of two sessions on 7 and 8 December at the Cape York Peninsula Lodge

The Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service is calling for community and staff feedback to help inform the location of a new primary healthcare centre (PHCC) in Bamaga.

Two sites have been identified as the potential location – the existing site on Adidi St and a new location off Injinoo Rd near to Bamaga Oval and the hospital.

Both options have potential benefits.

The Torres and Cape HHS will host a community forum in Bamaga on 7 and 8 December to seek feedback.

The forum will be run out of the Cape York Peninsula Lodge on Wednesday 7 December from 12 noon – 5 pm, and on Thursday 8 December from 9 am – 12 noon.

The forum is open to members of the public and will be set-up in an exhibition style with sketch drawings on display and experienced health service staff on hand to answer questions.

Following extensive consultation, a site for the replacement PHCC will be chosen.

The new facility is being built as part of the Department of Health’s Building Rural and Remote Health Program (BRRHP).

The Building Rural and Remote Health Program is an initiative established to improve infrastructure critical to the delivery of health services in rural and remote communities.

The new Bamaga PHCC project is in addition to more than $10 million investment in Bamaga health services including:

  • $4.17 million – replacement of hot and cold water services at Bamaga Hospital and upgrades to latest design standards and requirements. (Currently under way with completion expected late 2023.)
  • $3.67 million – new staff accommodation at Bamaga Hospital. (Completed January 2021.)
  • $1.65 million – Bamaga Hospital roof replacement. (Completed September 2020.)
  • $600,000 upgrade of existing electrical systems at Bamaga Hospital. (Completed October 2020.)

If you would like to learn more information about the new Bamaga PHCC forum, please email TCHHS-Capital-Works@health.qld.gov.au or phone 07 4226 3025.