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The construction of the final 16 residential aged care rooms for Yallambee within Margery Cole Residential Aged Care Services is nearing completion.

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester, who secured $1.88 million for the project, visited the site recently to see the progress of the rebuild.

Mr Chester said he was impressed to see how much progress local building firm BFN Developments had made on the rebuild at Acacia House.

“The new rooms will provide not only a high quality living environment for residents but also the ability of Yallambee to meet current and future demands and care needs,” Mr Chester said.

“This flexible accommodation will provide care for specialised needs and offer older Gippslanders exceptional care.

“The team at Yallambee always strive to provide the best care and facilities to its residents and I commend them for continuing to invest in improving facilities and quality of care.”

The redevelopment includes 16 single bedrooms with ensuites and a spacious indoor and outdoor communal space that adjoins the current 18 bed secure dementia unit.

The project is expected to be completed by March 2020.


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