Goulburn hospital headache

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TIME TO TALK: Goulburn Health Service general manager Kerry Hort and Mayor Geoff Kettle discussing the hospital’s future when the State Government announced $600,000 for planning last January.A REPORT into Goulburn’s health services has identified ageing infrastructure split across several sites as a major hindrance.
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Despite this, authorities are still planning an upgraded Goulburn Base Hospital on the current location.

The draft Clinical Services Plan (CSP), released last week, puts it bluntly.

“The hospitals and health services in Goulburn have outgrown their physical infrastructure and are now outdated and unsuited to the delivery of contemporary health care,” it states.

“In particular, the Goulburn Base Hospital has a tightly packed campus overdue for redevelopment: the ageing, separately developed buildings do not provide an appropriate built environment for current clinical practice, nor an integrated service across the campus, nor a modern environment for staff. The hospital buildings do not comply with Australian Health Facility Guidelines.”

The report underpins planning for future health services but does not spell out the physical infrastructure needed. It will be used to develop a business plan later this year which will outline several options.

Medical opinion is split on whether Goulburn needs a new hospital on a Greenfield site or an upgraded one at the current location.

The NSW Nurses Association has long called for a new facility.

But the draft report drops a strong hint that a new hospital is warranted.

“Given the central role which Goulburn Base Hospital plays in the delivery of public health care to the local population, the current building stock does not allow the Local Health District to provide the best possible coordinated care locally, and one which is responsive to the changing needs of an ageing population with contemporary models of care.

“The existing stock has deteriorated beyond the level of cost effective refurbishment.”

Goulburn Health Service general manager Kerry Hort acknowledged the hospital’s aged infrastructure but appeared to leave open the possibility of a new site.

“To date the focus of planning has been on the future health care needs of the population,” she said.

“To enable the delivery of health care services, a range of options will be developed and tested to identify which will deliver the greatest benefits for the Goulburn community.

This is the next step in the planning process.”

The business case and options will soon be presented to government.

But both Goulburn MP Pru Goward and Mayor Geoff Kettle confirmed that planning so far had been for the current site. Cr Kettle said despite this, “nothing was off the table.”

He was briefed on the draft report with members of the Goulburn community consultation committee on Thursday night. Ms Hort and a member of Health Infrastructure delivered the presentation.

“Yes, there are shortcomings with the current site but it was just a ‘helicopter’ view of where the process is up to,” he said.

“For mine, it was very comprehensive and positive and I was buoyed by what was presented.”

He understood the process would be finalised by Christmas. Health Minister Jillian Skinner is currently reviewing the report.

Cr Kettle said he preferred the existing location due to the money already spent there. But a broader study on the cost effectiveness of this option still had to be completed.

The report found that clinical services split across three campuses – Goulburn Base, Bourke St and Community Health – compromised care, duplicated services and impacted on collaboration between staff. Medical records, for example, were often ‘triplicated’ between the campuses and Wi-Fi was not integrated.

Moreover, all of the buildings had “dysfunctional layouts” and staff lost time with the lack of parking at Goulburn Base.

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From the RFS Open Day to the Griffith Cup and the Group 20 grand finals- Area News photographers have captured some of the region’s most exciting events and best sporting days in September.
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Memagong Lane crash: Three injured

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Memagong Lane crash: Three injured Three people were injured in the Memagong Lane car crash, just west of Young, on Friday afternoon.
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Three people were injured in the Memagong Lane car crash, just west of Young, on Friday afternoon.

Three people were injured in the Memagong Lane car crash, just west of Young, on Friday afternoon.

Three people were injured in the Memagong Lane car crash, just west of Young, on Friday afternoon.

Three people were injured in the Memagong Lane car crash, just west of Young, on Friday afternoon.

Three people were injured in the Memagong Lane car crash, just west of Young, on Friday afternoon.

Three people were injured in the Memagong Lane car crash, just west of Young, on Friday afternoon.

Three people were injured in the Memagong Lane car crash, just west of Young, on Friday afternoon.

Three people were injured in the Memagong Lane car crash, just west of Young, on Friday afternoon.

Three people were injured in the Memagong Lane car crash, just west of Young, on Friday afternoon.

Three people were injured in the Memagong Lane car crash, just west of Young, on Friday afternoon.

Three people were injured in the Memagong Lane car crash, just west of Young, on Friday afternoon.

Three people were injured in the Memagong Lane car crash, just west of Young, on Friday afternoon.

Three people were injured in the Memagong Lane car crash, just west of Young, on Friday afternoon.

Three people were injured in the Memagong Lane car crash, just west of Young, on Friday afternoon.

Three people were injured in the Memagong Lane car crash, just west of Young, on Friday afternoon.

Three people were injured in the Memagong Lane car crash, just west of Young, on Friday afternoon.

Three people were injured in the Memagong Lane car crash, just west of Young, on Friday afternoon.

Three people were injured in the Memagong Lane car crash, just west of Young, on Friday afternoon.

Three people were injured in the Memagong Lane car crash, just west of Young, on Friday afternoon.

Three people were injured in the Memagong Lane car crash, just west of Young, on Friday afternoon.

Three people were injured in the Memagong Lane car crash, just west of Young, on Friday afternoon.

Three people were injured in the Memagong Lane car crash, just west of Young, on Friday afternoon.

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Tackling basic skills at Camp Waratah, photos

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Tackling basic skills at Camp Waratah, photos Nick Brown and Hamish Newell learning good tackling techniques.
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The boys learning how to take a tackle at the Waratah clinic on Friday.

The Waratah clinic was held by Rugby NSW and attracted keen rugby players between 6 and 12 from Grenfell, Bathurst, Cowra and Canowindra.

Front to back left to right: Joe Sullivan, Will Austin, Alex Brown, Josh Stevenson, Nick Brown, Ricky Langfield, Finbar Smythe, Thomas Heilman, Matt Banks, Ewen Killick, Rory Sullivan and Max Crookshank.

Drew and Carter Langfield at the rugby clinic.

James Best, Tristian England and Hugh Miller.

Rory Sullivan, Riley Langfield, Carter Langfield and Mitchell England.

Chloe Robertson and Nikki Chalker on the side lines of the rugby clinic.

Learning how to make a tackle in rugby 7s football.

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Driver killed after broken-down truck stops on freeway

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Driver killed after broken-down truck stops on freeway Crews spent much of Saturday morning clearing the crash site where two heavy vehicles crashed. Picture: TARA GOONAN
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Crews spent much of Saturday morning clearing the crash site where two heavy vehicles crashed. Picture: TARA GOONAN

Crews spent much of Saturday morning clearing the crash site where two heavy vehicles crashed. Picture: TARA GOONAN

Crews spent much of Saturday morning clearing the crash site where two heavy vehicles crashed. Picture: TARA GOONAN

Crews spent much of Saturday morning clearing the crash site where two heavy vehicles crashed. Picture: TARA GOONAN

Crews spent much of Saturday morning clearing the crash site where two heavy vehicles crashed. Picture: TARA GOONAN

Crews spent much of Saturday morning clearing the crash site where two heavy vehicles crashed. Picture: TARA GOONAN

TweetFacebookThe Border Mail’s website yesterday to leave their tributes.

“You will be forever in our hearts and not a day will ever pass without you in my thoughts,” wrote one.

“RIP to a true family man and a forever mate to us all,” said another.

The tanker’s driver was not in the vehicle at the time and suffered no injuries.

The Hume Freeway near Woomargama was closed northbound almost all day Saturday as salvage crews cleared the site from the crash and fire; the truck had been carrying a cargo of magazines.

Northbound traffic was diverted.