People who are "heavily invested" in the $11.2 million Coolah Multi-Purpose Service (MPS) turned out for its official opening this week.
Retiring state Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries opened the facility watched by a large crowd comprising health professionals and representatives of community groups.
“Multi-purpose services are much loved by their communities because they ensure residents have access to a wide range of health services on their doorstep," he said.
"Additionally, multi-purpose services contribute enormously to the wellbeing of rural communities. They provide integrated health care in a patient-centred environment, encouraging better care closer to home."
The new facility, funded by the state government, offers primary healthcare, aged care and emergency services.
Residential aged care beds in the town are now under one roof.
"The Coolah Multi-Purpose Service incorporates primary healthcare and community health services consolidating the 20 existing residential aged care beds in Coolah into one location at the multi-purpose service, which has included the construction of 14 residential aged care bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, plus dining and activities areas," Mr Humphries said.
He said the "much-needed" project was part of the government's $300 million program of works to improve existing multi-purpose services or build new facilities in rural and remote communities.
“We made a commitment to rural and remote communities – to ensure they had access to quality, timely health care closer to home," he said.
"The upgraded Coolah facility is designed to meet the requirements of contemporary clinical care to 2026, and will deliver significant benefits for the community and staff and enhance the sustainability, functionality and safety of health and aged care service delivery in the local community."