Stretton Park works powering ahead

WORK on the $3 million stage one redevelopment of Stretton Park Aged Care in Maffra has begun.

Expected to take six months to complete, stage one works include the redevelopment of 12 resident suites and the construction of four new suites.

Staged to reduce the impact on current service provision, the redevelopment after the final completion of stage three will result in an update to the aged care facility which is in line with contemporary aged care standards.

This will include 44 single rooms with ensuites, communal and outdoor areas, and a coffee shop within a community hub space.

Central Gippsland Health manages the Stretton Park Aged Care facility on behalf of the board of management and the community.

Stretton Park chief executive Paul Head said the redevelopment was a welcome improvement to the aged care facility, which had been serving the Maffra and district community for more than 40 years.

“Stretton Park is an asset we certainly want to ensure grows with our ever-changing community now and well into the future,” he said.

“This redevelopment will ensure the facility can supply demand while ensuring residents are receiving quality care in a modern, accessible and stimulating environment.”

Stretton Park board chair Helen Montague said the community hub aspect of the redevelopment would accommodate multiple community activities.

“The community hub will be a vital meeting space for residents of the aged care home as well as community groups,” she explained.

“By providing a valuable community resource, we are capitalising on and consolidating the strong community ties that Stretton Park currently has with Maffra and surrounding areas.”