Media Releases 2011

Expanded services now available at redeveloped North Richmond Community Health Centre

19 September 2011

mother and child at picnic Work is underway to build a new maternal and child health facility at the redeveloped North Richmond Community Health Centre, as the completion of the first stage of the redevelopment was celebrated over the weekend.

Yarra Mayor Alison Clarke joined Minister for Health David Davis at the opening of the first stage of the $24 million redevelopment on Saturday (17 September).

The first stage involved constructing a new building to house the expanded Lennox Street health centre. As part of the redevelopment, the centre will now provide more dental services, additional medical services including physiotherapy and podiatry, and an expanded community health promotion program.

Cr Clarke said Council had contributed $1.5 million towards the redevelopment, including $900,000 for the creation of a new maternal and child health facility which was expected to open on the site by the end of next year.

“It is fantastic for our residents to have so many health and support services available in the one place,” Cr Clarke said.

“With Richmond’s population continuing to grow, this expanded, modern community-based health service will be able to provide more care to more residents,” she said.

“When parents of babies visit the maternal and child health service, they will be introduced to the other health and support services that are available under the same roof.

“Our maternal and health nurses will be able to collaborate closely with other health professionals so families can receive all-round care and support.”

Cr Clarke said once the new maternal and child health centre was operational in late 2012, Council was proposing to close the smaller MCH facility in Church Street, Richmond.

 


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