New Parkes Hospital and the Lachlan Health Service Project
Left: Oct 2015 – Local doctors and Health Service staff had a first-hand look at the new $72 million Parkes Hospital Pictured at the inpatient unit staff station are from left, Deborah Hunter (Lachlan Health Service Re-Development Project Officer/Change Manager), Dr Thet, Annie Mooy (Clinical Patient Folder Project Officer), Dr Steve Morris, Katrina Hall (Child and Family Health Nurse), Dr Nimesh Piyatissa, Dr Shyam, Fiona Cations (Acting Nurse Unit Manager, Community based nurses), Dr David Harwood, Kay Power (Healthy Lifestyles Activity Officer), Candice Kinsela (registered nurse), Liz Mitchell (Lachlan Health Service Manager), Jeanette Lockwood (medical records), Chris Byrne (community based nurse), Liz Barber (medical records), Felicity Abbey (community based nurse), Marj Cusack (Diabetes Clinical Nurses Specialist), Mick Bond (admissions officer) and Dr John Gale. (Published with permission from and thanks to the Parkes Champion Post) Right: Artists Impression of new Parkes Hospital
The Lachlan Health Service Project will provide enhanced health services and an improved partnership between the Parkes and Forbes Hospitals that will help attract and retain leading health service staff and specialists and ensure better health outcomes for both communities, now and into the future.
The $113.7 million Lachlan Health Service Project is funded by the NSW Government, and includes both the planning and capital components for the Forbes and Parkes hospital redevelopments. An additional $326,000 was provided in the 2015-2016 Budget for an additional oral health chair at the new Parkes Hospital.