Today the SWH team met with Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney who announced than the 2022/23 Victorian Budget will deliver a multi-million dollar redevelopment of Merindah Lodge Nursing Home and Merindah Lodge Aged Care at Camperdown Hospital.
The new 36-bed facility will replace the ageing facilities currently in place – delivering a bigger, better and safer home for residents.
The new facility in Camperdown will provide an environment that is dementia friendly and better suited to supporting mental health and the complex care needs of older Victorians.
Residents will be accommodated in single bedrooms with a private ensuite, in settings that promote dignity, privacy and independence. This includes ‘small households’ with their own dedicated kitchen, dining, lounge and break-out sitting areas.
The project is part of the Regional and Rural Public Sector Residential Aged Care Services Revitalisation Strategy, to modernise ageing facilities which are home to some of our most vulnerable older Victorians.
The residents and staff at Merindah (who were all set to celebrate May Races) were thrilled with the good news, and toped their glasses up with a little extra champagne and lemonade!