Building starts on $1.5m Doonside health centre
16 Jan 2015
Construction of the $1.5 million expansion of Doonside Community Health Centre commenced on January 14 2015 to boost services for the local community.
The centre provides child and family health services such as counselling and support, paediatric speech pathology, immunisation, and parenting groups.
The project will provide more space for additional services.
BMDH Community Health manager Jo Fuller and Kane Constructions site manager Steve Swane.
Source: Photo courtesy of Blacktown Sun/Fairfax Media
Blacktown Mount Druitt Health Community Health manager Jo Fuller said the redevelopment was a response to the growing population and demand.
“Through the expansion we will be able to provide additional early childhood health clinics and introduce new services such as paediatric physiotherapy and children’s physical activity programs,” Ms Fuller said.
“We will be able to enhance and boost the delivery of important initiatives such as psychological services, counselling outreach and other health clinics in conjunction with external partners,” she said.
“This is a very exciting project and the community will greatly benefit.”
The building is scheduled for completion in May this year.
- To enable preparation works Doonside Community Health Centre has been closed since September 2014
- All services are being provided at a range of local centres
- Families can visit Mount Druitt Community Health Centre and Blacktown Community Health
- Centre and local agencies including Ngallu Wal Aboriginal Child and Family Centre in Doonside
- Information about the project has been provided directly to existing clients
- Contact details for the Doonside Community Health Centre remain the same
Anyone with enquiries about the expansion project or changes to service locations can contact Doonside Community Health Centre on (02) 9881 8650.