New Mobile Health Unit supports Moree Hospital’s $1.75 million refurbishment program

Moree operating theatre-Aspen Medical

One of the largest capital improvement projects undertaken in the last 30 years at Moree District Hospital will begin on Monday 18 April 2016. The major refurbishment of the existing operating theatres involves major ventilation and air conditioning works, asbestos removal, replacement of boilers, new and replacement equipment and improved storage facilities for the operating suite.

Northern Tablelands MP, Mr Adam Marshall, visited the hospital on Wednesday morning to inspect preparations for the $1.75 million refurbishment of the hospital’s two operating theatres and to view Aspen Medical’s new Mobile Health Unit (MHU), which will support the hospital during the refurbishment program.

He said the state-of-the-art MHU was purpose built for Moree hospital and would ensure there was no impact on patients who required surgery while the refurbishment works were undertaken.

“Both elective and emergency surgery will continue at the hospital uninterrupted while the upgrade works are underway,” Mr Marshall said.

Mr Marshall said the mobile surgical unit featured contemporary equipment, including LED theatre lights, reverse osmosis water plant, medical gas supply and instrument washer.

“It’s located in the space between the main hospital building, the children’s playground and the administration building and will operating from Monday,” he said.

The upgrade works should take 18-20 weeks and should be operating from there again in September this year.

Image: Adam Marshall MP with Sharon Nash, Clinical Nurse Consultant Perioperative Services.