Williams Friends Tour New Centre

Members of the Friends of Williams Health Centre met with staff from the WA Country Health Service, building management and works, architect SPH and Pindan Constructions last month to view the construction progress of the new Williams Health Centre.

Members of the Friends of Williams Health Centre met with staff from the WA Country Health Service, building management and works, architect SPH and Pindan Constructions last month to view the construction progress of the new Williams Health Centre.

WA Country Health Service redevelopment project officer Sheldon Paice said the new building would replace the ageing Williams Health Centre.

“Work on the health centre is progressing well with structural steel and the roof being completed prior to Christmas,” he said.

“The project is due to be finished by August this year and is on track to be completed by that date, or earlier.”

Friends of Williams Health Centre chairman Graeme Prouse said the group enjoyed the site tour and although it was still a construction site, it would be very good at completion.

“We’re looking forward to the new medical centre and we’re excited about it,” he said.

“It will be an excellent addition to our town.”

The Friends of Williams Health Centre was formed nine years ago by a group of individuals interested in the care offered by the centre.

“Over the years, we’ve supported the health centre by raising around $40,000 for new equipment,” Mr Prouse said.

The group has been working with the builders to produce a new artwork for the centre.

“Thanks to benefactor Mary Nunn, we’ve been able to enlist the help of Williams artist Georgina Finlayson, who has designed three panels depicting scenery from the local country-side,” he said.

“Local engineer Ray Smith will help us to laser-cut the designs into three rust-look steel panels.”

Research released in 2016 by the WA Arts and Health Consortium Reference Group showed that art in clinical settings improved clinical outcomes for patients.

The new Williams Health Centre will include an entry, reception, waiting room, emergency treatment bay, three consultation rooms, an ambulance set-down area, multifunction meeting room, staff offices, workstations and storerooms.
 
Source: Narrogin Observor

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