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Oakey Hospital’s refurbishments reach halfway point

12 December 2018

Oakey Hospital
Oakey Hospital’s Dr EAF McDonald Aged Care Facility staff (front, from left) Teagan Cooper, Glenda Green and Ann Hay with contractor Greg Black in the recently refurbished Sunset Wing.

A $1.59 million project to improve Oakey Hospital’s Dr EAF McDonald aged-care facility has reached its half-way point.

Darling Downs Health senior project officer Rob McHugh said the project was aimed at increasing the ‘homeliness’ of the facility.

"We’ve looked at ways to make the facility feel more like a home for the residents who live here," Mr McHugh said.

"The project has included additional bathroom facilities, purpose-built equipment rooms, new flooring, painting and new cabinetry.

"We also moved the sinks, used by the doctors and nurses, from residents’ rooms to the hallway to make things a bit more comfortable and looked at other ways to increase privacy for residents."

Renovations to the Sunset Wing are expected to be completed in the coming weeks, with works expected to start in the Sunrise Wing in early January.

Acting Oakey Hospital Director of Nursing Margaret Donnelly said the facility would continue to remain operational during the works project.

"The residents and staff have all been quite accommodating of the project and are excited to see the end result," Ms Donnelly said.

Last updated: 21 December 2018