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20.11.2017 14:39 Age: 27 days

Out with the old, in with the new


Staff at Katanning Health Service have begun moving out of their old facilities and into their brand new emergency department and outpatient facilities.

WA Country Health Service Regional Director David Naughton said the same health services would be delivered from the new location and that the aim was for services to commence on Monday 4 December.

“During the transition to the new building between Monday 27 November and Monday 4 December, there may be limited outpatient and community services,” he said.

“The Emergency Department will operate as normal during this period from the existing site.”

The following services are relocating to the new building:

• Main reception
• Emergency department
• Community Mental Health Service
• Great Southern Aboriginal Health Service
• Medical imaging
• Patient Assisted Transport Scheme (PATS)
• Primary health including physiotherapy and podiatry
• Public health including immunisation clinic and health promotion
• Child health and school health
• Outpatient services including Well Women’s Clinic, cardiology, and ophthalmology.
• Visiting services including audiology and counselling.

The new address for the Katanning Health Service is Kobeelya Avenue, Katanning. The new phone number is 9821 6222. The mental health phone number remains the same, 9821 6341.

In the final stages of the redevelopment part of the old building will be demolished, carparks will be completed, surgical services will be built and the new laundry and morgue built. The entire Katanning Health Service redevelopment is expected to be completed in mid-2018.