Health Minister signs off on MPHS

Cobar Shire Council reports the proposed new Multi Purpose Health Service (MPHS) has finally been signed off by the State Health Minister which paves the way for council to recruit an aged care provider for the Lilliane Brady Village.

Council’s director of finance and community services Kym Miller said State Health Minister Brad Hazzard signed off on the development a week ago.

“This seemingly simple step eliminates any hurdles that may have existed and it is now expected that development will progress quickly,” Mr Miller reported.

“We believe there are a number of highly regarded providers who have expressed interest in the Aged Care component that is the Lilliane Brady Village.

“Once the legal documents are signed by council the search for a provider will officially begin,” he said.

Council is to consider the documents at tomorrow’s June Ordinary Council Meeting.

The re-location of the medical centre to the MPHS is still under consideration and is expected to be resolved by the end of this month.