ASMOF Visits the new Bulli Hospital & Aged Care Centre

28-Aug-2020

 

ASMOF visited the new site of Bulli Hospital & Aged Care Centre on the 14/8/20 along with our colleagues from the HSU.

We did a walk around the site with the site manager to view the lay out and see how members were finding the new facility.

Members would be aware, that the redevelopment initiative has the IRT Group (IRT) also operating residential care services out of the new facility. As such the new building, the Bulli Aged Care Centre of Excellence (BACCE), provides an exciting opportunity of dual occupancy of a publicly owned facility whereby important services are provided to the local community. 

All of the current Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) operations provided at that site, have moved to a new facility on Hospital Road, situated directly across from their current location in Bulli.

Some of the common areas will be shared between both Bulli Hospital staff and IRT staff and there will be collaboration between the parties on purchasing stock items etc, however both organisation will be run totally independently.

IRT occupy two floors the 2nd and 3rd floors with the Public hospital occupying the rest. IRT are yet to move into the new building and at this point no date has been set for this to occur.

There are some very valuable improvements that the previous staff did not have such as;

  • Dedicated Security 24/7
  • State of the Art security system which includes message integration, feeds tasks to staff and also links with the building management system. This replaces the old pager system.
  • Loading dock
  • A fabulous new coffee shop called Stokes Lane CafĂ©

We had an opportunity to catch up with some of the doctors in training while visiting the site and speak to them about the benefits of being an ASMOF member.

The current Bulli District Hospital site is in the process of being decommissioned.

Like with any new building, there will be some teething problems and ASMOF will continue to monitor and raise any concerns from our members with management.