Wimmera Health Care Group’s Wimmera Nursing Home is set for refurbishment after a $450,000 grant was received from the State Government.
Chief executive Chris Scott said the funds for the nursing home, which includes Sir Robert Menzies and Matron Arthur Manor, would be part of an overall commitment to refurbish the units.
“As part of our Aged Care Strategy a significant refurbishment project will get underway at Wimmera Nursing Home including making more single rooms and improving living and leisure areas,” Mr Scott said.
“The improvements will be on top of the new air conditioning and new carpet already installed at the nursing home.
“We have listened to feedback from the community about the nursing home and are excited for the refurbishment to commence.”
The $450,000 was announced by Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing, Martin Foley MP, as part of a $6 million boost for aged care across the state.
“The Andrews Labor Government is committed to supporting people to access local quality aged care homes and services in regional rural Victoria- and are now investing in the future of public aged care facilities,” Mr Foley said.
Mr Scott said the refurbishment would be a staged project to minimise disruption to residents.