The Canterbury District Health Board will hold a public meeting at the Rangiora Baptist Church on Wednesday (March 5, 2014) night to update the community about the Rangiora Health Hub.
David Meates, Canterbury DHB chief executive will speak to the community about how plans are progressing. He will be supported by Carolyn Gullery, Canterbury DHB General Manager Planning and Funding and Michael McIlhone, Canterbury DHB Project Specialist.
David Meates says there is keen local interest in this project, which is set to ramp up as plans are finalised and the 'break ground' day fast approaches."The goal is to build a community supported health hub in Rangiora that will meet the current and future needs of North Canterbury people. A 'health hub' is a concentration of health related services, designed to complement existing services," Mr Meates says.
"It works well for local people because it becomes a one-stop shop for a number of health services. The advantages for service providers include better integration and opportunities to collaborate as well as significant cost savings offered by being able to share buildings and facilities, and reduce overheads. "
Services that will use the Rangiora Health Hub include primary maternity services (including post natal care), 'flexi' beds, community dental services, specialist outpatient services, public health nurses, mental health services and a St John after hours paramedic as required
Trengrove Architects have been appointed for the design and the project managers are from Resource Coordination Partnership Ltd. We have opted for a phased approach to construction that will begin in the second quarter of 2014 and deliver maternity beds during phase one.
The meeting will be held from 6pm-8pm, Wednesday March 5, at the Rangiora Baptist Church, 111 East Belt Rangiora.
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