The next round of capital improvements is underway at Bairnsdale Regional Health Service to continue the improvement of the services at the Day Street campus.
Phase 2 of their $2.32million Medical Imaging Capital Works program is due for completion in April 2016 and started last week with the setup of the construction site. This has caused some significant change to the access routes around the campus.
“We thank the community for their understanding and support during this next phase of building works.” Said Therese Tierney, BRHS CEO, “With each step in this works program, we are able to provide even better services to our local community. Supported by both government funding and support from the BRHS Board of Management, we are increasing our service offering, improving facilities and helping to reduce travel burdens on various members of community who will be able to access services locally that were previously only available in other centres such as Traralgon or Melbourne.”
Phase 1 of the program saw the creation of a brand new MRI facility and installation of a state of the art MRI machine. This next phase of works involves creating new and improved Pathology & Medical Imaging facilities including an upgraded CT (Computerised Tomography) Scanning Service which includes the installation of a new, state of the art CT Scanner which is similar to that used at the Alfred Hospital ED and Monash Medical Centre in Melbourne. This has impacted the current CT service which will be largely unavailable for a period of 4 weeks with the new Scanner open for business from August 27th.
“We are excited to continue to build the quality and range of services we are able to offer from our Medical Imaging Department” said Melanie Rice, Medical Imaging Manager, “Following on from the success the MRI installation, we believe that the upgrades to our CT Scanning Service will be of great benefit to our local community.” Ms Rice added.
“To enable this work to be completed, there have been some changes to access paths around the hospital campus (in particular Oncology, Dialysis and Consulting Suites) and we ask that all visitors follow signage around the buildings and any directions from staff.” Ms Tierney added. “The doors at Pharmacy are now part of our construction zone and cannot be used. We encourage any community members who need assistance in finding their way to ask a member of our team for help at any time.”