Dubbo Community Health Centre at 2 Palmer Street is preparing to take some of the clinicians moving out of the Western NSW Local Health District's longtime headquarters at 29 Hawthorn Street.
The health district has announced "all clinical and corporate services" are exiting the Hawthorn Street site.
The Dubbo Child and Family Health team is scheduled to move to the Dubbo Community Health Centre in early December.
Construction is underway on seven new clinical spaces to accommodate the team along with improvements to an existing seven spaces.
Integrated care teams now accommodated at Hawthorn Street will move to Manera Plaza at 77 Myall Street while corporate services will shift into the former WaterNSW offices at 7 Commercial Avenue in the BlueRidge Business Park, also from early December.
Doctors working out of the Specialist Medical Centre at Manera Plaza moved onto level one of the new Macquarie Building at Dubbo Hospital earlier this year.
The health district has been using the rooms at Manera Plaza as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Daily Liberal understood WaterNSW is looking for new premises.
The announcement by the health district includes advice from manager primary and community health Leonie Beashel that development of the Palmer Street site will help her team continue to provide "first-class care in a fresh space" but also provide patients with better access to a "centralised and integrated service".
"The COVID-19 outbreak has meant non-emergency appointments have been delivered by Telehealth but the team is looking forward to welcoming patients to the improved Palmer Street site when work is finished," she said.
"Appointments will continue as planned at Hawthorn Street until work is finished, before the Child and Family Health team will relocate and join the other clinical teams at the Palmer Street site."
Ms Beashel said other clinicians at Palmer Street covered dietetics, occupational therapy, speech pathology and psychology. It is also the home of a liver clinic, McGrath Breast Care nurses and genetic counselling.
"The changes will allow us to continue providing the best care possible for our patients and give us the opportunity for potential service expansions in the future as well," she said.
"The more-central location at Palmer Street will also help make the Dubbo Community Health Centre and these services more accessible, particularly for those who rely on public transport, with ample parking on site as well.
"The work at the Palmer Street is expected to be finished in the coming weeks so we'd ask the community to please bear with us, and be patient, for just a little while longer."
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