State-of-the-art health centre opens in melbourne’s west

Released on 29th November 2016

Minister for Health the Hon. Jill Hennessy will today officially open cohealth’s innovative new health centre in Footscray, the heart of Melbourne’s west.

Together with cohealth Board Chair, Kay Rundle and Chief Executive, Lyn Morgain, Minister Hennessy will mark the ten year journey that has culminated in creation of a four floor, purpose built health centre.

The new cohealth health centre, at 78 Paisley Street Footscray, offers a comprehensive range of health and support services that will improve the health and wellbeing of the people in Melbourne’s west.

Services available at the health centre include a 12 chair dental clinic, medical, pathology, and a broad range of health and support services including Refugee Health clinics, podiatry, counselling, physiotherapy, dietetics, and more.

In 2013, recognising need for investment in dental services in the west, significant funding was committed by the State Government toward the purpose built dental clinic within the health centre.

According to cohealth Chief Executive, Lyn Morgain, cohealth is grateful for the government’s investment which, together with investment from cohealth, has enabled the new health centre to be built, continuing a 40 year history of service delivery in the Footscray area.

Quotes attributable to cohealth Chief Executive, Lyn Morgain

“We are delighted to be able to offer a range of health and support services, all under the one roof in a contemporary, purpose built facility, so that health care for people in Melbourne’s west is easy to access, coordinated, and can be tailored to peoples’ individual needs”

“Making services easy to access and providing all round care is important, given that the people who use our services often face significant health disadvantages and have ongoing or complex needs.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Health Jill Hennessy

“Community health services like cohealth are uniquely placed to deliver programs, such as public dental programs, because of their strong connections to their local community.”

“It’s a great honour to open this modern, new dental clinic that’s going to make a real difference to so many people in Footscray and beyond.”

“The new clinic will deliver better and safer care, help attract and retain staff and improve the oral health of people in Melbourne’s west”

For more information contact, Aram Hosie 0403 317 618

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