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26
May

Lovell calls on State Government to fund Numurkah Pioneer Memorial Lodge redevelopment.

The Liberal Member for Northern Victoria Wendy Lovell has used the return of State Parliament to pressure the Andrews Labor Government to provide funding for the redevelopment of the Pioneer Memorial Lodge aged care facility in Numurkah.

Speaking during the adjournment debate, Ms Lovell called on Health Minister Martin Foley to support NCN Health by funding the project that will improve residential aged care for the Numurkah community.

Numurkah Pioneers Memorial Lodge has 34 permanent residents, as well as two respite beds and two transitional care beds for hospital patients who need support before going home. Since the amalgamation of the Nathalia, Cobram and Numurkah health services in 2019, the management and staff of NCN Health have done a wonderful job delivering quality health care across the Moira Shire.

In her contribution, Ms Lovell said that NCN Health had hoped that funding for the priority project would be included in this year’s State Budget and that there was genuine disappointment in the local community when this did not occur.

Comments attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Wendy Lovell:

“The redevelopment of Numurkah Pioneer Memorial Lodge will improve the residential aged care services for the Numurkah community and the Minister must provide the necessary funding to NCN Health to deliver this vital infrastructure project.

“The redevelopment of Pioneer Memorial Lodge is badly needed, and I urge Mr Foley to work with NCN Health to make the project a reality.”

ENDS

Media Contact:  Jason Kelly         0413 103 240       jason.kelly@parliament.vic.gov.au

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