2018 Aged Care Redevelopment Project

In 2017 EDMH received funding from the Victorian Government for a redevelopment of its Aged Care Facility.

The project involves relocating the current nursing home to join on to the Lakes Hostel. 

Currently, the Nursing home and Hostel are currently situated at opposite ends of the hospital.

This provides a number of benefits not only for residents allowing them to ‘age in place’, but also to staffing.

The redevelopment project in brief:
- A new nursing home will be build adjoining the Lakes hostel on the south side
- The new nursing home will have 18 residential beds all in private rooms with their own bathrooms

Benefits of the project:
- A combined facility means residents do not need to be transferred between ‘low care and ‘high care” facilities as their needs increase.
- Providing a significantly better quality of care to residents.
- Enabling staff to provide the type of care for residents that ensures their privacy and dignity is maintained
- Enhancing our attraction to families who are looking for residential care for their loved ones.
- Improving privacy by eliminating the four bed wards.
- Private bathrooms for all residents
- Infection control is more manageable.

If you have any comments or concerns please email the EDMH General Services Manager, Andrew Saunders andrews@edmh.org.au.

180404 DHHS MEETING 02 PRESENTATION 4 04 2018 Page 07

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EDMH Medical Clinic

The new Medical Clinic was completed in August 2012 to provide modern amenities for Doctors and patients and is a much utilised facility with many patients accessing the medical services provided.

To support our Doctor a residence has been built on land purchased in Wannon Avenue. The 4 bedroom home will continue to place EDMH in a strong position to offer present and future Doctors an attractive package. The home was finished in June and our doctor has taken residence.

Future projects include the building of a storage shed on our Mollison street site behind the Barkala Flats which will also have an enclosed area for our archives. Funding for this project was received from the Department of Health, Rural Capital Support Fund 2012/13

Workforce Accommodation

In May 2016 the doors of the new staff accommodation buildings were officially opened by Mr James Purcell MP. Located opposite the Hospital in Elizabeth street the staff accommodation includes two buildings. Baroona House, the 3 bedroom Doctor's residence and Minogue Place for visiting specialists and staff.  Minogue Place is made up of 10 bedrooms with individual ensuite bathrooms with shared kitchen and living areas, also included is a self contained one bedroom flat for use by professional staff with a need for higher levels of privacy.

EDMH has up to five staff members who live outside of our region and choose to travel to Edenhope to work. In addition there are a number of staff who travel more than 50kms to and from work along rural roads and who elect to occasionally stay overnight between late and early shifts to avoid driving dangers of fatigue, wildlife, adverse weather or for personal reasons.

The new complex will help deliver on a number of key goals of the Hospital's strategic plan:

  • Deliver the best quality care for our community
  • Develop a workforces that meets current and future needs
  • Increase our range of services

The complex was designed by Chris Steele Designs of Warrnambool with the building co-ordinated by Craig Collins Building of Hamilton, with many local traders assisting.


The Hospital acute wards are currently undergoing a refreshment, decor updated, fresh paint and the new Patient Journey boards installed.