The Healthy Community Access Hub project aims to achieve the following benefits:
The hub brings together primary health and community health services under one roof. This will improve convenience for the community and enable health professionals to work collaboratively to deliver better outcomes for patients.
Creating a health precinct
The Healthy Community Access Hub was constructed adjacent to the Kyneton District Hospital, creating a health and community services precinct in the Macedon Ranges area.
The building’s design involved significant input from future users of the space to ensure the facility best meets the needs of community members and staff.
Using technology to deliver health care to remote areas
The hub features some of the latest advances in e-health technology, linking patients from remote towns in the Macedon Ranges and beyond with the care they need. New technology makes it easier for clients to create and change bookings.
Flexible community spaces
The hub substantially boosts the number of multi‐purpose consulting rooms and community meeting spaces within the region.
Largest grant program of its kind
The $490 million Regional Health Infrastructure Fund, which includes the Aged Care Regional Health Infrastructure Fund, is the largest grant program of its kind in Victorian history. It enables rural and regional public health and residential aged care services to invest in modern infrastructure and equipment. This supports the services to continue to provide safe and efficient care to local communities.