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2 June, 2021

Mackay Community Mental Health Facility to get a $6 million makeover

A REFURBISHMENT of the Mackay Community Mental Health Facility has just been given the green light.

The proposed $6.6 million investment will provide safe and private clinical environments for patients, deliver clinical spaces that improve patient management and provide clear and safe separation of clinical and public access areas from staff-only areas.

Assistant Minister for Health and Regional Health Infrastructure and Member for Mackay Julieanne Gilbert said that the Palaszczuk Government was committed to delivering for the Mackay community.

“This is just another example of how the Palaszczuk Government is investing in regional health infrastructure to support the Mackay and Central Queensland community,” Mrs Gilbert said.

“Mental health affects so many of us and I want to make sure anyone who needs treatment and support can get high-quality care locally when they need it.

“Supporting crucial upgrades to support mental health care in the area is something I have been a strong advocate for, because I know that it will mean so much to our community.

“We know that on-going support from mental health clinicians in a community setting is vital, and these upgrades will deliver better care to more people in our area.”

The investment the Palaszczuk Government's total commitment for upgraded health facilities in the Mackay region to $51.2 million, including expansion of medical imaging and renal at the Bowen Hospital, the Sarina Hospital redevelopment, planning for a major expansion for Mackay Base Hospital and redevelopments of Moranbah and Bowen hospitals.

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