The Territory Labor Government is providing Territorians with improved health facilities and better access to high quality health care with upgrades to the Gove District Hospital Emergency Department now complete.
The $10.7 million project created 35 local jobs and has seen upgrades to the Gove District Hospital Emergency Department and Specialist Outpatient Department.
The Minister for Health, Natasha Fyles, today joined the doctors and nurses at Gove District Hospital to tour the new departments before joining staff to officially open the facilities.
Services have expanded in ambulatory care including specialist outpatient services. The improvements will provide ease of access and improved functionality for both patients and the healthcare team.
The community was invited to tour the facility earlier this month at the Gove ED community day. Locals got a feel for the new facility before it opened for service and the feedback was extremely positive.
Specialist Outpatient Clinic opened to the public in August, followed by the opening of the new Emergency Department in September.
The Australian and Northern Territory Governments jointly funded the redevelopment works.
Quotes Attributable to Minister for Health, Natasha Fyles:
Territorians want and deserve access to high quality health services and these upgrades are a win for the people of Nhulunbuy.
The Gove District Hospital Upgrades saw $10.7 million invested in the refurbishment of the Emergency Department, Specialist Outpatient Clinic and Patient Services area.
The upgrades will provide patients with purpose designed, contemporary space and improved patient monitoring capabilities.
Id like to thank the dedicated staff at Gove District Hospial for their amazing efforts during this time to ensure things continued to run as smoothly as possible.
Quotes Attributable to Hospital Manager / Director of Nursing & Midwifery at Gove District Hospital, Mary-Clare Arkcoll:
These upgrades deliver a purpose designed facility for the provision of contemporary emergency care for the residents of East Arnhem.
It has also provided increased space in the Specialist Outpatients Department which will deliver improvements in patient flow and comfort.