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Traralgon and Warragul to benefit from Andrews Victorian government rural residential aged care facilities renewal program
The Victorian Government is upgrading public sector residential aged care services across Eastern Victoria, creating new jobs and ensuring hundreds of older Victorians continue to receive the care and comfort they deserve.
Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced the 21 successful public sector aged care recipients of the $10 million Rural Residential Aged Care Facilities Renewal Program. The renewal program supports improvement projects delivering significant enhancements for aged care residents and helps meet the growing demand for quality services in regional and rural Victoria.
Rural Residential Aged Care Facilities Renewal Program aim is to meet growing demand for residential aged care in regional and rural Victoria and ensure facilities are built to contemporary standards
The program is helping regional public sector residential aged care services from Bairnsdale to Horsham. Recipients in Eastern Victoria include Latrobe Regional Hospital Nursing Home in Traralgon which is receiving $78,500.00 for upgrades including:
- Redesign of the nurses' station
- Family room
- Undercover area
In addition, $45,595.00 is being provided for Cooinda Lodge in Warragul to replace and upgrade the Air-Conditioning System servicing the Cooinda Day Room.
The Victorian Government is investing record amounts in public sector aged care, with this program also helping regional public sector residential aged care services across:
- East Gippsland
- Greater Bendigo
- Greater Geelong
Other recipients from the program are:
The same upgrades will also be granted to the following:
- Mount Alexander
- Surf Coast
- Swan Hill
- Yarriambiack areas
More information on the Rural Residential Aged Care Facilities Renewal Program is available at the aged care facilities renewal program.
Ensuring the elderly
Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing said, "We're ensuring more older people across Eastern Victoria will have the quality facilities and services they need and deserve to age well. This funding will create jobs throughout the region while also delivering modern public sector residential aged care facilities."
Access to best service and care
Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan said, "We're modernising and upgrading public residential aged care right across the state - providing older Victorians with access to the very best services, amenities and care. This is about ensuring aged care facilities in regional and rural Victoria have the vital infrastructure and equipment they need to continue to care for their local community."
Pictures from Victorian Health Building Authority website.
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