BlaYney FAQs

Why do we need a need a new MPS in Blayney?

We are updating the existing health facilities in Blayney to create more modern facilities that can meet our growing health needs.
Updating the facilities will allow us to create:

  • A welcoming place with one convenient ‘front door’ for all our services
  • All single rooms in residential aged care
  • Expanded treatment and inpatient areas
  • Attractive courtyards and gardens for everyone to enjoy
  • A new parking area
  • Contemporary working environments to help us attract and retain valuable health care staff
  • A well-designed facility which can make its local area a better place to live, work and visit.

 
Where will the new MPS be located?

The MPS will be located on the current site on Osman Street, Blayney.

 
Why was this site selected?

The existing location’s close proximity to other medical and aged care services currently located on the site, including the HealthOne, was an important factor in determining the preferred site.
Health Infrastructure and Western NSW Local Health District also considered the proximity to town centre, site access and size, local geographical features and flood impacts, and other planning issues.
Aged care residents, patients, carers and staff told us that being located in the town was very important to them, especially for aged care residents who want to be able to maintain their independence. 

 
What will happen to the existing building?

As the new building is being constructed on the existing site, the existing building will need to be demolished in stages.
Services will be maintained, although there will be short-term changes and some inconvenience from time to time. Keeping staff, patients and visitors safe is our first priority, and we will keep you informed of changes every step of the way.

 
Will construction affect the MPS and the local area?

There will be some inconvenience from time to time but we will have strict measures in place to carefully manage noise, vibration, air quality, traffic and other issues. 

 
Has planning started?

Yes, planning is underway, and we are now in the master planning stage. To find out more about how we plan and build health facilities, visit How To Build a Hospital at https://www.hinfra.health.nsw.gov.au/projects/how-to-build-a-hospital

 
Will communities be given the opportunity to provide input into their local MPS project?

Yes, we establish collaborative groups, called project user groups, for each Multipurpose Service. Project user groups include representatives from existing health facilities including staff and consumers, other health service providers, and the community. User groups will be involved in the consultation and planning process. 

Local Health Advisory Committees, Blayney Shire Council and other groups will also be involved in the planning and development phases.
 

How will we be kept informed about progress on our MPS?

You can stay up-to-date by visiting our website for the latest news. We will also make information available in the current health facilities, through the local media, and via pop-up information sessions and special events from time to time.

 
When will construction start?

Construction is expected to start in 2023.

 
When will the facility be completed?

The facility is expected to be completed in 2024.

 
How will the new building reflect our local culture?

Our project will include an Arts in Health cultural strategy to create a welcoming, vibrant place which reflects our unique identity, and promotes health and well-being.

 
Will the new building be sustainable?

Yes, although we believe that sustainability is more than just building energy-efficient facilities and reducing waste (although they are critically important too). Sustainability is about the social and economic factors which affect our lives, as well as the environmental ones. Sustainability will be embedded in our design approach to help create a more economical, resilient, and adaptable facility for the community well into the future.

 
Will there be telehealth and other virtual care options in the new MPS?

Virtual care opportunities, including telehealth, will be considered as part of the planning process.

 



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