IRT Group has today welcomed $3 million in government funding to care for future residents of the proposed Aged Care Centre of Excellence at Bulli.
The funding will enable IRT to provide 46 people with first class residential aged care at the new IRT Care Centre proposed for the Centre of Excellence.
The additional aged care places were announced on Friday as part of the Australian Government’s $649 million Aged Care Approvals Round.
IRT Group Chief Executive, Nieves Murray said the announcement brings IRT and NSW Health’s vision for the Bulli Aged Care Centre of Excellence one step closer.
“We’re delighted the Australian Government has allocated 46 aged care places worth about $3 million in government funding to IRT for the Centre of Excellence,” Ms Murray said.
“This funding will enable IRT to care for more Illawarra residents in a new Care Centre.
“Not only will this increase availability of residential aged care in the Illawarra, it will create new jobs for aged care employees and registered nurses.”
The proposed Bulli Aged Care Centre of Excellence includes a 60-suite IRT Care Centre colocated with a new 60-bed public hospital, outpatients clinic and urgent care centre, supported by allied health experts in aged care.
Ms Murray said the remaining 14 aged care places needed would be transferred from nearby IRT Care Centres with surplus places.
The NSW Government recently invited tenders to construct the $50 million Bulli Aged Care Centre of Excellence, which will be funded by NSW Health, the Restart Illawarra Infrastructure Investment Fund and IRT.
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