It was today announced the NSW Government will inject more than $20 million for the next stage of the Barham Multipurpose Service (MPS) redevelopment with the construction of a new purpose-built health service on the existing Barham Hospital.

Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) will be working with the established Barham aged care provider, Murray Haven Homes, under the 2016 -17 Aged care Approvals Round to deliver expanded, upgraded and sustainable aged care services for the residents of Barham and district.

With this partnership, the MLHD will provide the hospital services, an emergency department and community health services while Murray Haven Homes will provide all residential aged care services including palliative care and respite.

The MLHD and Murray Haven Homes will be working together on the project to achieve the best possible response to the present and future health and aged care needs of the people of Barham and the surrounding area.

Community consultation will take place in Barham on Monday 19 June.

The project team is seeking vital important community and staff input on the proposed design and following this consultation, the project will move on to developing the detailed design, followed by tendering for construction.

The detailed design phase will be undertaken in consultation with the staff, key stakeholders and the Local Health Advisory Committee (LHAC).