Laurina Lodge is currently upgrading its nursing home in Heyfield that will see almost half of its resident rooms redeveloped.

The redevelopment will provide modern facilities for the residents of Laurina Lodge and the community in addition to providing a more homely ambiance to individual resident areas.

The 51-bed aged care facility at the Heyfield Hospital provides both respite and permanent aged care services. Director of Aged Care and Ambulatory Care, Paul Head, said the half a million-dollar upgrade will bring the facility in line with contemporary aged care standards.

“This refurbishment is a very exciting development for the Heyfield area,” he said.

Laurina Lodge had a 20-bed wing constructed in 2009 as an extension to the pre-existing 31 bed wing, which has ergonomic limitations which precludes the ability to manoeuvre large mobility equipment.

“It is the older section of Laurina Lodge that will be refurbished,” Mr Head explained. “We want our residents to genuinely feel at home in this environment and we believe this refurbishment will achieve this goal.”

The Laurina Lodge refurbishment will encompass several improvements to provide a more individualised experience for its aged care residents including:

  • New floor coverings (ensuite and bedroom)
  • Complete new ensuites including new fittings (toilet, shower taps)
  • New window blinds
  • Widening doorways to accommodate beds and mobility aides
  • Painting


The project has progressed in to phase 2 with phase one completed and occupied. For any information regarding the availability of the refurbished rooms please contact Jaclyn Gieschen on 5143 8529.


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