EVANS HEAD HEALTHONE SITE A WIN FOR LOCAL COMMUNITY
The Evans Head community is one step closer to a purpose-built medical centre following Richmond Valley Council’s decision last week to support a proposal to redevelop the existing community health to make way for the new $6.3 million NSW Government funded HealthOne facility.
Welcoming the news, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis said redeveloping the site will mean that locals will be able to access first-class health services right in the heart of Evans Head alongside essential community services such as the council administration offices and library.
“The people of Evans Head will have a modern, integrated health facility within easy reach in the centre of town.
“Thanks to NSW Health partnering with Council in redeveloping this site, our community will see the funds from the land sale flow back into public hands.
“It’s a win for the town and a great result for the future of this community.”
Mr Gulaptis said he was pleased that Council had committed to assisting the Evans Head Living Museum and Community Technology Centre to relocate to alternative premises.
Evans Head HealthOne will focus on providing integrated primary and community health services that are centred around the individual needs of patients with chronic and complex conditions.
The new HealthOne will provide better links between community, allied health services, and existing medical services in Evans Head.