Bellarine Aged Care Association [BACA] calls on Bellarine Community Health Inc to ‘cease expenditure on the proposed redevelopment of Portarlington and Point Lonsdale sites until the Service Planning project has been completed’
BACA spokesman Tim Walsh stated ‘ that Department of Health and Human Services has contracted consultants BIRUU to research current and projected health needs of the Bellarine Community and develop a service plan to address those needs’
BACA asserts ‘ it is premature and pre-emptive for BCH to redevelop their facilities before this report is completed. For example BCH propose bigger meeting rooms at Portarlington whilst the report may well show that the need is for more space for health professionals to provide clinical services.
BACA calls upon BCH to ‘hold off any further expenditure on the redevelopments at Point Lonsdale and Portarlington until the service planning project has been completed’.
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[BACA] calls on Bellarine Community Health Inc to 'cease expenditure on the proposed redevelopment of Portarlington and Point Lonsdale sites until the Service Planning project has been completed’
* ARE THE PROCEEDS BEING USED TO SUBSIDIZE CAPITAL WORKS BEING CARRIED OUT BY BELLARINE COMMUNITY HEALTH (BCH) LTD?
According to recent media releases issued by BCH major renovations to three Community Health Centres have either been completed or are currently in the planning stage.
1. Drysdale – At a cost of $1,700,000 (The Victorian State Government provided a grant of $1million, where did the balance come from?)
2. Portarlington – Upgrade and capital works to be financed by Portarlington Ladies Auxiliary and capital funds. (Estimated cost unknown)
3. Queenscliff /Point Lonsdale – Renovations and extensions financed by a Federal Government grant of $3 million and capital funds. (Estimated cost in excess of $7 million)
THE COMMUNITY SECURED THE FUNDING TO ESTABLISH THE RESIDENTIAL AGED CARE FACILITIES FOR ELDERLY RESIDENTS OF THE BELLARINE PENINSULA.
THE COMMUNITY CONTINUES TO BELIEVE THE SALE PROCEEDS SHOULD BE RESERVED FOR FUTURE AGED CARE SERVICES.
ARE THESE FUNDS BEING SPENT ON MAINTENANCE, RENOVATION AND CAPITAL WORKS ON THE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRES MANAGED BY THE BOARD OF BELLARINE COMMUNITY HEALTH LTD?
Official BACA Committee Communications
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