The Health Community
Artists impression of future Weddin Medical Centre
Residents of Weddin Shire have access to two doctors, a hospital, a chemist, physiotherapist, pathologist, speech therapist, nutritionist and a range of services supplied by an experienced and supportive community health team.
Grenfell Multi Purpose Service (MPS) provides health services across the Weddin Shire including the outlying villages of Quandialla, Koorawatha, Caragabal and Greenethorpe. There are approximately 68 staff members employed at Grenfell MPS with the full time equivalent of 44. The facility currently includes;
- 34 residential Aged Care beds
- 26 High Care beds and
- 8 Low Care beds (with one of these beds designated for respite care)
- 7 beds designated for Acute Inpatient and palliative care.
Medical services for the 34 Residents are provided by a Visiting Medical Officer who is contracted to the Health Service and visits daily. The facility is further supported by video and tele-health medical services.
At the hospital there is a single bed Emergency Department which sees approximately 200 patients per month. Pathology services are provided weekly by Pathology West, a division of South West
Sydney LHD and X-Ray is provided two days per week by staff from Cowra Health Services.
There are a variety of Allied Health and Community Health services provided at Grenfell Multi-Purpose Health Service including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, a social worker, Weddin Day Therapy and a dietitian. Community based nursing also provides District Nursing Services in the home, wound clinics, women’s health services, Child and Family Health, audiometry and health promotion programs.
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