Byford health hub on the cards

Byford health hub on the cards

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Map of the proposed site for the Byford Health Hub.

The urgent need for a centralised community health facility in Byford has been endorsed by the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, which identified the lack of health facilities in Byford as an ongoing problem.

During the February ordinary council meeting, council endorsed the Byford Health Hub Business case.

The Serpentine Jarrahdale council supported the idea for the Byford Health Hub to be located on the Shire’s Civic Reserve, which would place the hub adjacent to Byford Village Shopping Centre.

The reserve is also directly opposite the site of the future Byford METRONET station.

Potential health services for the hub include extended GP hours and Urgent Care, psychologists, adult and child mental health facilities, optometrists, and dentists.

The Byford Health Hub is one of the Shire’s 2021 WA state election priorities and requests, which aims to maximise investment from all levels of government across a range of priorities.

Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale president Michelle Rich said the shire will work with major political parties contesting the state election to secure funding for the project.

“The Serpentine Jarrahdale Council continues to work hard in advocating for community needs with all parties running in the State Election, so we can continue to grow a healthier community, together,” Cr Rich said.

Urbis, East Metropolitan Health Service, Child and Adolescent Health Service and WA Primary Health Alliance provided information and input to understand the Shire’s health needs assessment an developed the business case.