Health Infrastructure NSW, together with the Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD), officially opened the newly refurbished Tocumwal Multipurpose Service (MPS) on Wednesday. The facility provides improved access to acute, residential aged care and community health services through greater service coordination and more integrated, innovative and flexible services.

peckvonhartel was engaged by Health Infrastructure NSW to deliver the design of the upgraded facility which includes an extension of the existing building for a new inpatient wing, reconfiguration and refurbishment of the existing residential aged care and inpatient areas, as well as a lounge to provide a respite area for families and carers. The completed upgrades provide an additional four residential aged care beds and four new acute beds.

With a strong client focus and passion for quality, the peckvonhartel team undertook extensive stakeholder consultations and worked collaboratively with the project user group to ensure design issues, and the challenges of working around an operational hospital environment, were overcome. Our project delivery and BIM capabilities added value to this project and were key to its success.

Tocumwal is one of five NSW southern sites peckvonhartel was engaged to provide architectural and interior design services for as part of the MPS Strategy in the NSW Southern region. The $300m program includes sites in rural and remote areas of NSW including Holbrook, Culcairn which is currently under construction, and Tumbarumba and Harden which are due to commence construction in 2018. The MPS Program is the latest addition to peckvonhartel’s extensive National health and aged care project portfolio.