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REDHS News – 24 January 2022

Hospital Re-Build Update
Internal stripping and demolition works are nearing completion.
Refurbishment and remediation works will then commence to bring the site back to operational capacity, which could take up to 18 months.
Re-opening of the facility will occur in stages.
The Acute Services, Kitchen and Stores wings will be the first departments opened, to enable services to the community to be reinstated on our site as our highest priority.

Urgent Care Centre
Our UCC continues to operate out of the Rochester Medical Clinic, 40-44 Moore Street.
8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.
Call 0428 358 892 for appointments, walk-ins also welcome.

Community Services Update
Exercise Physiology
Our new Exercise Physiologist, Luke, can design safe and effective exercise programs for people with chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities. Luke can also provide health and physical activity education, advice and support when you need to modify your lifestyle due to your condition.
We now have appointments available at our temporary Elmore site (Jeffrey Street) on Thursdays and Fridays.

District Nursing
Services are available for eligible clients in the Rochester, Elmore, Nanneella, Lockington and surrounding communities.

Lachy, our Physiotherapist (pictured), can work with you to treat many health conditions including injuries, disabilities, musculoskeletal conditions and chronic health conditions such as diabetes, COPD, osteoarthritis and stroke.
Due to the floods and the relocation of our allied health services, we have extended our physiotherapy service to include an extra day at Lockington (Pannoo Street) fortnightly on Tuesdays.
Appointments are also available at our Elmore site weekly on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and alternate Tuesdays, 8:00am and 4:30pm.

Our team of Podiatrists can assist you in assessing, diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating multiple conditions of the feet and lower legs.
We have appointments available at both our Elmore and Rushworth (Moora Road) sites, Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm