Work on the $3 million Stage 1 redevelopment of Stretton Park Aged Care in Maffra has commenced.
Expected to take six months to complete, Stage 1 works include the redevelopment of 12 resident suites and the new construction of four suites.
Staged to reduce the impact on current service provision, the redevelopment after the final completion of Stage 3 will see an update the aged care facility in line with contemporary aged care standards. This includes 44 single rooms with ensuites, communal and outdoor areas, and a coffee shop located within a community hub space.
Central Gippsland Health (CGH) continues to manage the Stretton Park Aged Care facility on behalf of the Board of Management and the community.
SPI Chief Executive Officer, Paul Head, said the redevelopment was a welcome improvement to the aged care facility that had been serving the Maffra and district community for over 40 years.
“Stretton Park is an asset we certainly want to ensure grows with our ever changing community now and well into the future,” Mr Head said.
“This redevelopment will ensure the facility can supply demand while ensuring residents are receiving quality care in a modern, accessible and stimulating environment.”
Stretton Park Board Chair, Helen Montague, said the community hub aspect of the redevelopment would accommodate multiple community activities.
“The community hub will be a vital meeting space for residents of the aged care home as well as community groups,” she explained.
“By providing a valuable community resource, we are capitalising on and consolidating the strong community ties that Stretton Park currently has with Maffra and surrounding areas.”