New hospital the focus

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New hospital the focus

Strong voice: Les Eastman (centre) was thanked for his commitment to the health service by CEO Gary Templeton and senior vice president Mark Holmes.

LEONGATHA’S new hospital was the focus of this year’s Gippsland Southern Health Service AGM.
President David Harvey was pleased with the busy year and is prepared for a hectic 2012.
“This year has been a busy one and we’re now up to the difficult tender process with the Leongatha hospital,” he said.
“It’s going to be just as busy, if not more so next year as well.
“A big thanks to the architect Michael Vincent for the hard work he has done and the amount of time he has spent in Leongatha consulting with staff.”
Mr Harvey said construction of the hospital may be an inconvenience in the short-term but will be well worth the wait.
“I am sure the expected outcome will more than compensate for the short-term inconvenience to patients, staff and other users,” he said.
CEO Gary Templeton took those in attendance on a virtual tour of the new hospital, showing architectural plans.
The fly-through tour showed all of the hospital’s outside features and explored the interior.
New features of the hospital include a 350 square metre emergency area and 1200 square metre theatre area.
The ward will house 27 beds, two of which are doubles and each room in the ward will have a view.
“In each room there will be a TV and entertainment options, some kind of view and an area for nurses,” Mr Templeton said.

Long service: CEO Gary Templeton and president, David Harvey thanked Ron Stanley for his effort.

These stations include a sink and soap for sanitation purposes, as well as a small supply of medical equipment including a lockable drawer for medicine.
“This new facility should last us longer than 50 years,” Mr Templeton said.
Financially GSHS is continuing soundly, with a good performance in 2010-11.
The organisation achieved a net surplus before capital and specific items of $1.37 million.
Also at the AGM, Ron Stanley and Les Eastman were recognised for their hard work and commitment to the board of management.
Mr Stanley was on the board from 2000 through to this year and held the position of treasurer since 2002.
He was thanked by CEO Gary Templeton and president David Harvey on behalf of the health service.
Mr Eastman joined the board after fighting to save the Korumburra Hospital from closure in the late ’90s.
He was thanked by Gary Templeton and senior vice president Mark Holmes.

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