A Community Open Day was held at the Tumbarumba Multipurpose Service (MPS) on Wednesday April 4.

The project is part of the NSW Government’s $300 million MPS Strategy Stage 5, which is improving access to health and aged care services in rural communities. The program aims to enhance the sustainability and coordination of local healthcare services in rural communities, delivering flexible and integrated health services.

The Tumbarumba MPS will provide a range of integrated health services and will include, a new inpatient wing, refurbishment of the existing residential aged care wing, a new aged care wing, expanded Emergency Department, new and expanded Community Health area and a lounge area for families of Palliative Care and other patients.

It was a great opportunity for locals to find out about the temporary changes on site and the future development.

There is a new temporary entrance to the Tumbarumba MPS from Mitchell Street and there will be plenty of signs to show patients, residents, and visitors where they need to go.

The new temporary Inpatient Unit and Emergency Department are taking shape.

These temporary arrangements will be in place for approximately 18 to 24 months whilst the new facility is built.

It is really important the community understands that while there are changes on-site, all current clinical services at the Tumbarumba MPS will continue throughout the construction phase.


[PIC: the temporary entrance while work continues]