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Centenary House expansion

Centenary House expansion

Gippsland Rotary Centenary House expands its capacity

13 new independent living units will be opened today at Gippsland Rotary Centenary House, Traralgon.

The facility supports patients undergoing treatment at the Gippsland Cancer Care Centre, and their families, by providing low cost accommodation next to Latrobe Regional Hospital.

The new units in the $2.3 million project will be officially opened by the Member for Gippsland Darren Chester.

“This is the house that love built,” Mr Chester said.

“Government funding has been important, but every stage of this project has received funding from Rotary clubs across Gippsland which have worked together to look after the people they love in our community.

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“Centenary House not only provides affordable accommodation, it provides a safe place for patients and their families to help each other through challenging times.

“The house was built to commemorate the centenary of Rotary and is managed by a volunteer Committee of Management to support patients from across Gippsland.

“I want to congratulate the Rotarians, staff and volunteers who have worked tirelessly to build and grow Gippsland Rotary Centenary House for the benefit of patients and their families from across East Gippsland, South Gippsland and Wellington shires.”

The house now has 30 twin occupancy rooms with kitchenettes and ensuites. The expansion also includes a new communal area with lounge room, laundry and external decked area.

Funding for this latest stage was provided by Latrobe Regional Hospital, the federal government, the House itself, the Geoff and Helen Handbury Foundation and the Blue Ribbon Foundation.

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