10th birthday for Health Campus
A MAJOR medical milestone will be marked in Coffs Harbour as the Health Campus celebrates a milestone.
Coffs Harbour Health Campus was officially opened on October 26, 2001, providing a significant boost to public health services in the region.
The 10-year anniversary will be celebrated from with a barbecue lunch for staff provided by the Pink Ladies.
"Since it opened . . . the facility has seen 317,000 presentations to the emergency department, 212,000 admissions, undertaken nearly 70,000 surgeries and provided one million occasions of service to outpatients," said a spokeswoman for the Mid North Coast Local Health District.
"The striking architecture and use of colour in the facility makes it one of the most attractive medical facilities on the Mid North Coast with a spacious and light-filled main entrance enhanced by the inclusion of the Aboriginal motif which welcomes all visitors to the facility.
"The facility benefits from the many court- yards for use by the visiting public, patients and staff.
"The design and co-location of all services, inpatient and ambulatory on the site have promoted integrated services to the community. Outside the front entrance the two reflection pools and the Stefan Bruggisser sculpture are still much admired by visitors and staff."
There have been significant additions to the site including the North Coast Cancer Institute and BreastScreen, the Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit, Cardiac Angiography Unit and most recently the 10-bed Coronary Care Unit.
Additionally, adjoining this site there has been the building of the Shearwater Lodge accommodation facility by Rotary for patients and the Rural Medical School Campus of UNSW.
The 10th anniversary celebrations include a ball and a fete to be held in late November.