Wednesday, 19 September 2018
Mr GEPP (Northern Victoria) (09:58:01) — I rise to inform the house about my recent visit to Cobram District Health to announce funding of $1.6 million from the Regional Health Infrastructure Fund. The money will be used to upgrade Irvin House, the residential aged‑care facility run by Cobram District Health. The project will specifically deliver a new build of single rooms and the conversion of existing double rooms to single rooms, each with its own ensuite. The rooms will comply with the Department of Health and Human Services guidelines on aged‑care facilities and will add to the life cycle of the facility. The improved facility will enable Cobram District Health to continue to deliver a high level of residential aged‑care services and, most importantly, give local people the aged‑care service they need and deserve. I want to thank the chair of the board, Dale Brooks, and Carolyn Hargraves, the CEO, for showing me around the facility and also for the very warm reception that I received from staff and residents.