65 NEW PLACES FOR AGED CARE IN TOOWOOMBA
Wednesday, 6 March 2019
Toowoomba will have 65 new residential aged care places following the Morrison Government’s record funding and expansion of aged care.
Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh said the new places to be located at Salem Aged Care and Ozcare-Toowoomba would provide a welcome boost to aged care services in our community.
“Toowoomba is one of many regional, rural and remote regions across Australia that will benefit, with almost 40 per cent of all new residential aged care places allocated to non-metropolitan areas,” Dr McVeigh said.
“Every one of these new places will mean local seniors and their families can have more confidence, knowing they have future care options in locations as close as possible to the communities they know and love.”
Under the record Aged Care Approval Round Salem Aged Care in Hume Street, South Toowoomba will receive 35 additional places, and Ozcare-Toowoomba’s new facility in Greenwattle Street Glenvale is set to receive 30 places.
“This is a significant boost to local residential aged care services and is in response to the ongoing demand for local services to care for elderly residents in their local community,” he said.
The Morrison Government is boosting annual aged care investment by $5.5 billion, with annual funding to grow from $18.1 billion to $23.6 billion a year by 2022-23.
“I congratulate Salem Aged Care and Ozcare-Toowoomba on securing these new aged care places and I look forward to seeing the benefits of this funding flow to our community,” Dr McVeigh said.
Details on the 2018–19 Aged Care Approvals Round outcomes, including successful providers, is available on www.agedcare.health.gov.au/funding/aged-care-approvals-round-acar/2018-19-aged-care-approvals-round.
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