Irvin House Renovations Complete!

The Irvin House and Cobram Health kitchen renovations were completed in November 2020.

The improvements began on March 16 and include the creation of 14 single rooms with ensuites at Irvin House. The new rooms enhance independence, privacy and safety for residents, and provide the latest facilities in an attractive setting.

Works also include a new kitchen for the Cobram Campus which is be 1.5 times larger than the existing space. It has advanced equipment, such as a pass-through dishwasher and latest technology ovens, plus state-of-the-art design.

NCN Health Cobram Director of Clinical Services Carolyn Hargreaves said the building works have made a significant difference to staff and residents.

“The kitchen upgrade enhances food preparation, systems and flow for the benefit of residents, patients and users of the whole hospital. A new staff dining room also creates a bright shared space for use by the whole campus.”

During the design phase in 2019, residents and staff were involved in work-shops with the architect to ensure that the building works met resident needs. Irvin House residents also had an input on interior design and finishes.

Ms Hargreaves said Landmark Constructions (based in Benalla) undertook the $2.5 million-dollar project, which is funded by Capital Grants and State Government through the Rural Health Infrastructure fund.

“It is such a fantastic addition to the NCN Health Cobram and Residential Aged Care and will benefit the community as a whole.” Ms Hargreaves said.

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