MidCentral DHB congratulates all involved in the development of the district’s latest integrated family health centre, Feilding Health Care.
The new centre, built on the former Clevely Health Centre site, is a multi-million dollar facility that houses many of the health services a patient could need. This includes general practices, women’s health, radiology, mental health, and a pharmacy.
MidCentral DHB Chief Executive Kathryn Cook is excited about what this centre represents for the future of healthcare in Feilding.
She said: “The future of healthcare is definitely moving toward caring for our people in their communities and homes. The construction of integrated family health centres (IFHCs) within our district to provide central health hubs for communities has been a goal for us. They are more than just health centres. They bring services closer to home, allow for more specialist services, and work to strengthen communities, and we are pleased to see Feilding’s centre become a reality.
“It is very good to see the continuing construction of IFHCs around the district, with Te Waiora in Foxton in 2014, Feilding now, and Kauri Health under construction in Palmerston North. Once Kauri has been completed, around 60 percent of our population will be covered by an IFHC.”
MidCentral DHB Chairman Phil Sunderland applauds the Feilding community on getting behind such a good cause.
He said: “This new health centre is a sign of what can be done when local communities get behind a cause. I would like to congratulate all of those who have put in the hard work to get this centre to where it is today. This facility is one that will serve the community well for generations to come.”
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