Crucial health services delivered to remote communities
Ivanhoe’s HealthOne facility provides a critical one-stop shop for the medical needs of the local community and surrounding districts in the Far West of New South Wales.
This new facility has transformed the multi-services’ ability to deliver treatment through a patient centred approach, and was built and operational in half the time of a traditional construction thanks to Ausco Modular.
Built using a modular design, with sections constructed interstate and transported separately to be erected on site, the $2.5 million project was a full turnkey solution across design, construction, and installation and replaced the town’s existing but ageing medical facility.
The project also brought the biggest crane ever to be seen in Ivanhoe to put the modules in place.
Ausco Modular Business Development Representative Skye Wilson said through using modular construction methods, the project was completed in half the time of a traditional build, without disrupting the existing structure.
“To put it into perspective, modular construction timelines are around 40 – 60 per cent faster than in-situ projects, which is invaluable to healthcare providers who need to mobilise projects quickly, with minimal disruption to the existing site,” Ms Wilson said.
“As these technologies continue to develop, healthcare providers are quickly realising the benefits of modular and are embracing the quality and versatility it offers.”
Multiple health-providers, including Far West Local Health District (LHD) and its partners The Royal flying Doctors and Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation are located within the 300 square metre state-of-the-art facility, which represents a significant step forward in healthcare for the people of Ivanhoe and the surrounding region.
Nationals Representative, Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries said the HealthOne redevelopment demonstrates the NSW Government’s commitment to providing high quality health care closer to home.
“The Ivanhoe HealthOne has been a priority development and is already providing improved access and accommodation for a mix of health services to meet the needs of this rural community now and into the future,” Mr Humphries said.
“I’m sure the Far West LHD and its partners – the Royal Flying Doctor Service and Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation – are delighted with the new facility and how it supports better integration and co-ordination of services.”