MANDURAH’S Peel Health Hub, testimony to the vision, support and achievement of the community, was officially opened yesterday afternoon.
The hub will be a one-stop shop for the health needs of young people in the Peel region and will also provide coordinated services for adults, carers and their families.
About 200 guests attended the opening and heard a video message from Prime Minister Scott Morrison who mentioned the achievements that could be made when a community worked together.
It was a message taken up by the guest speakers.
Senator Mathias Cormann said it was a great initiative.
WA Health Minister Roger Cooke said the hub was a terrific example of local, State and Federal Government working together.
He said the one-stop solution and collaborative model of care also included counselling services for young people.
Canning MHR Andrew Hastie said the hub showed what a network of like-minded people could do.
“But it’s been a long time coming,’’ he said.
According to Mandurah MLA David Templeman, the hub would be important for local families.
“It’s now up to us to spread the message,’’ he said.
Mayor Rhys Williams said the saying ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ was captured in the project.
“This is the community at its very best,’’ he said.