Rio Tinto and Ashburton Shire set up new screening clinic at Tom Price Hospital

Alexander ScottPilbara News
Rio Tinto specialist Pilbara Communities Jemma Milton, Shire of Ashburton Coordinator Ranger Services Kyle Cameron and Shire of Ashburton director people and places Ty Matson
Camera IconRio Tinto specialist Pilbara Communities Jemma Milton, Shire of Ashburton Coordinator Ranger Services Kyle Cameron and Shire of Ashburton director people and places Ty Matson Credit: Supplied/Shire of Ashburton

A partnership between the Shire of Ashburton and Rio Tinto has seen a new COVID-19 screening facility set up in Tom Price.

The facility was set up at the Tom Price Hospital on February 19 and 20 to conduct COVID-19 testing and ensure medical care remains available at the hospital in case of an emergency.

Shire of Ashburton president Kerry White said the collaboration between the shire and Rio Tinto demonstrated the value of community partnerships, particularly in remote areas.

“I would also like to thank Rio Tinto for their delivery of 400 rapid antigen tests to the Shire for our staff use and to ensure we are maintaining a safe and healthy workplace,” she said.

“I would also like to thank the community for their quick response and way in which they are adapting to newly imposed State public and social health measures and restrictions”.

Rio Tinto Tom Price and Marandoo Operations general manager Chris Osborn said the screening clinic had been a success so far.

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