Labor Party makes $1.435m election commitment to Macedon Ranges Health!
15 June 2016
The Hon Shayne Neumann MP, Shadow Minister for Ageing and Rob Mitchell MP, Federal Member for McEwen visited Macedon Ranges Health’s Gisborne Oaks residential aged care facility earlier today and made a major election announcement on behalf of the Australian Labor Party.
Shayne Neumann pledged $1.435 Million towards the establishment of a new dementia wing at the Gisborne Oaks if the Labor party wins the federal election in July 2016. The election commitment was made at a community forum at the Gisborne Oaks attended by nearly 100 aged care residents, MRH staff, volunteers and members from the community.
Don Tidbury, Macedon Range Health’s CEO said “The Labor Government’s commitment to invest $1.435M in the expansion of dementia care facilities at the Gisborne Oaks is great news for the region. Over the next 10 years, the number of people living with dementia will more than double in this community and significantly exceed the Victorian state average. If the $1.435 election commitment is fulfilled it will make an enormous difference to the lives of people living with dementia in the Macedon Ranges”
To create a best practice dementia care unit at least $3M in funding is needed. In the coming months, Macedon Ranges Health will be embarking upon a major community fundraising campaign to raise funds to complement Labor’s $1.435 million election commitment.
This is the 3rd time in the last 14 months a senior minister or shadow minister has visited Macedon Ranges Health. These relationships and today’s election commitment signifies the strong relationship between Macedon Ranges Health and government. Macedon Ranges Health is passionately committed to addressing the urgent needs of an ageing population and will continue to successfully leverage relationships to support people ageing in our community.