Planning starts for Inverell hospital redevelopment
MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall has welcomed the appointment of Hunter New England Health Services Planner Louise Evans to undertake the clinical services planning for the $30 million redevelopment of Inverell District Hospital.
Mr Marshall met with Mrs Evans on Monday morning at the hospital, together Inverell Health Services Manager Hamish Yeates, to discuss the clinical service planning process, which has now commenced and is due for completion early next year.
“I’m very excited to see someone with Louise’s experience and background appointed and the clinical services planning getting underway,” Mr Marshall said.
“This is another significant step forward for the long-awaited redevelopment.”
Mr Marshall said that during the development of the plan, consultation would occur with hospital staff, local clinicians, Inverell health service providers, Inverell Shire Council, health stakeholders and the community.
“Louise has already commenced discussions with hospital staff and has meetings planed with local doctors and community stakeholders early next month,” he said.
“Everyone will be given a chance to have their say to ensure the plan captures the health needs of the community now and well into the future.
“I’m looking forward to working with the community and Louise in the development of the Clinical Services Plan, which is a key part of the final design and what expanded and new services and infrastructure the redevelopment will deliver to the community.”