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Allied health make the move to Clinical Services Campus

Monday, January 23, 2023
Allied health make the move to Clinical Services Campus
Allied health staff, assistants and administration are the first to move into and see patients from the Clinical Services Campus.

Allied health staff today moved into the newly refurbished Clinical Services Campus on Stewart Street.

The Dietetics, Podiatry, Physiotherapy, Physiology, Social Work, Speech Pathology, Audiology and Occupational Therapy departments, as well as allied health assistants and administration, were among the first to relocate to the new site.

Project Manager Allied Health and Continuing Care, Adam McLean, said the move had gone smoothly.

Adam also said some areas, including the inpatient hub, had been specifically designed to accommodate the growing number of allied health staff.

While staff acknowledged a move like this is not without its challenges, they were ultimately excited to start working in their new spaces.

Social worker Cally Cross said, “Coming into a new office is like starting a new job.

“All changes bring challenges but also new opportunities. Moving into a purpose-built space will be good.”

For speech pathologist Victoria Paterson and her colleagues, the move has given them a new perspective on the services they can provide to patients.

“[Patients] are going to be in a more comfortable, welcoming space,” she said.

“For us, it’s quite invigorating. We’re all excited to get started.”

The Clinical Services Campus was made possible by a $59.5 million investment from the Victorian government.