$15m commitment

Steven Burke

A $15 million commitment to build a new high-care residential aged care facility at Bright Hospital will be announced by the Coalition State Government today.

Deputy Premier Peter Ryan, Health Minister David Davis and Nationals’ Ovens Valley candidate Tim McCurdy will be in Bright for the announcement.

The funding is an election commitment, meaning it is dependent on the Coalition being re-elected at this month’s state poll.

The new aged care facility, which is expected to deliver up to 40 beds, will be located at the western end of the hospital.

It will replace the Hawthorn Village hostel, which is more than 20 years old and has reached the end of its useful life.

The $15 million investment will also fund a number of key infrastructure upgrades at the hospital, including a new a centralised kitchen and laundry for the hospital.

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