The Dover Medical Centre is located within the Esperance Multipurpose Health Centre at Dover and is the southernmost service provider of their kind in Australia and is the only service in the rural township.
The Dover Medical centre is owned and operated by Huon Valley Council and averages 800 consultations per week, provides a 24-hour on call service as well as in-house health assessments. The centre currently attracts a number of allied health practitioners in the areas of mental health, child health, community nursing and podiatry.
Council successfully obtained funding of $1 million in the 2021 State Election for the redevelopment of the Medical Centre located within the Esperance Multi-Purpose Health Centre.
The redevelopment of the Dover Medical Centre will enable the provision of modern, fit-for-purpose services to the community, now and into the future. This will include a new entrance, additional consultation rooms and internal alterations.
Development approval has been received for the redevelopment of the Dover medical centre to increase the consulting space to 5 consultation rooms, allied health room, practice nurse and an improved staff amenities area.
A timeline has been provided which outlines the steps taken to date and the expected timelines for commencement of construction. These dates are provided as a guide and are subject to variations as the project progresses.
Macquarie Builders have been appointed to undertake the works for the Dover Medical Centre expansion project, which is planned to commence on 29 May 2023.
Phase 1 of the expansion project involves converting the current Community Room into 3 consulting rooms and a new reception. A temporary reception desk will also be constructed to allow for service retention during Phase 2.
Phase 2 will include the construction of new toilet facilities, waiting area, reception and office spaces.
Macquarie Builders expect to have all works complete by the end of 2023. This will provide additional capacity and expanded medical services capability for the Dover region.
Macquarie Builders come with experience in building health care centres, having recently completed the Kingston Health Centre in Kingborough and currently constructing Brighton Regional Doctor’s Clinic.