Up to $55 million for Numurkah Pioneers Memorial Lodge
NCN Health has welcomed the Victorian Government’s commitment to the redevelopment of the Numurkah Pioneers Memorial Lodge through the allocation of up to $55 million in the state budget on Tuesday May 23.
After 20 years of advocating for much-needed financial investment, NCN Health are heartened to see the Victorian Government allocate up to $55 million to the redevelopment of Numurkah’s residential aged care home.
NCN Health Board Chair Tricia Quibell said the redevelopment would have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of the community.
“The Numurkah Pioneers Memorial Lodge residents are valued members of our caring local community. They’ve built business and contributed to the prosperity of our region. This important investment will deliver a modern and fit-for-purpose facility that will help our dedicated staff continue to provide the best care to the Lodge’s 36 residents,” said Ms Quibell.
A new Numurkah Pioneers Memorial Lodge will be built next to the Numurkah Karinya Nursing Home and hospital acute ward. The new facility will feature larger, more spacious, and functional rooms to allow for improved mobility and care. Wider corridors will reduce the risk of trips and falls for residents and visiting medical professionals will be able to consult residents in a specially designed consulting room.
Ms Quibell said that the new building will allow residents to comfortably age in place in their local community, which is important to them and their families.
“We thank our local communities for dedicating countless hours to advocate for this redevelopment. We also thank the local and state politicians and election candidates who listened to the needs of our community and heeded our requests.”
NCN Health CEO Jacque Phillips said the redevelopment was expected to begin by 2025.
“The redevelopment of the Numurkah Pioneers Memorial Lodge is a priority major capital works project for NCN Health,” said Ms Phillips.
“The Lodge has been an important facility for the Numurkah community for more than 46 years. We know the community will be interested in this exciting new chapter of The Lodge’s history, and we will engage residents, their families, staff and the community at every stage of the redevelopment through ongoing community consultation.
In the meantime, we continue to work closely with the Victorian Health Building Authority, the Department of Health and Moira Shire Council to progress the master plans for the project.”