Federal Member for Ballarat, Catherine King today celebrated the newly refurbished and expanded facilities at Ballarat District Nursing and Health Care.
“From its inception in 1911, Ballarat District Nursing and Health Care has grown to become the largest not-for-profit, community-managed district nursing agency in Western Victoria,” Ms King said.
“For over a century our community has received the best possible team-based health care, including self-management and home based care, and support for the disadvantaged.
“These refurbished facilities will enable this legacy to continue with an expanded reception, foyer and breakout area; podiatry clinic rooms, education and meeting spaces, plus tele-monitoring hubs and upgraded IT infrastructure.”
The former Federal Labor Government provided $1.66 million towards the project from the Health and Hospitals Fund Regional Priority Round.
“It was only last July that I visited the site with the then Minister for Health, Tanya Plibersek to view the early stages of construction and now to see this facility completed in such a short time is a remarkable achievement.
“Congratulations to the builders, designers and the staff at Ballarat District Nursing and Health Care for their commitment to this project. I’d especially like to acknowledge the nurses who make up approximately 70% of the workforce here and provide important outreach services in our community.
“I look forward to the beneficial impact these improvements will have for future generations of local families.”