The NSW Government invested $300m in Stage 5 of the Multi-Purpose Services (MPS) program across 14 regional sites.
The MPS model is premised on the collocation of emergency, acute, subacute, aged care and community health services to provide flexible and integrated services to the community.
Johnstaff was engaged as Program Manager for all sites, which required collaboration, consultation and consistent communication across a significant number of Local Health Districts.
Johnstaff was also engaged as Project Manager for delivery of the works at eight of the sites, which comprised a mix of relocation, upgrade, refurbishment and new construction works. Johnstaff’s role extended to the funding model of the services, as well as to the planning, design and future operations.
Although there was a program of works with common processes and principles, the scope, planning and delivery at each of the 14 sites required a tailored approach. The challenges included:
Increased aged care beds for regional and rural communities
Budget control resulted in additional MPS projects delivered within the original program funding envelope
14 sites across regional NSW