Significant renovations to the Gelantipy District Bush Nursing Centre will make the facility an even bigger asset to the community, according to Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, who helped officially reopen it yesterday.
“Having provided funding to the tune of almost $185,000 while in government, as part of the Liberal-Nationals Bush Nursing Support Fund, it is pleasing to see the finished project,” Mr Bull said.
“This upgraded facility gives the Gelantipy community a renewed sense of security with its responsive and flexible medical services available close to home and a referral point for those who need to access services from larger and more distant medical services,” he said.
Mr Bull said the centre now offered new and improved facilities for staff, clients, visiting health professionals and the wider Gelantipy community.
Through separate funding measures, the committee has also been able to replace the roof and construct an ambulance bay and car port, while further monies were obtained to purchase a back-up generator.
“This really is a facility we can all be very proud of,” he said.
“The upgrade has also been supported by the wider community with contributions from groups and events such as the Buchan Rodeo, Wulgulmerang Recreation Reserve Committee of Management, Buchan and Gelantipy Racing Club and the Cabanandra Camp Draft Committee.”
Mr Bull said the bush nursing centre opened in 1964, largely caring for injured timber workers.
Caption: Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, with Susie Edwards, Pauline Buchanan, Judith Sykes, Karen Cribbes, Megan Phelan and Ann-Marie Cochrane at the official reopening of the Gelantipy District Bush Nursing Centre yesterday.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017