State government announces $25,000 for palliative care unit at Long Jetty

FUNDING: Pictured at this morning's announcement at Long Jetty are, from left, Cr Jilly Pilon, Scot MacDonald, Melissa Pickering, the acting director of nursing subacute and community, and Gillian Isaac, divisional director aged, subacute and complex care. Picture: Supplied
FUNDING: Pictured at this morning's announcement at Long Jetty are, from left, Cr Jilly Pilon, Scot MacDonald, Melissa Pickering, the acting director of nursing subacute and community, and Gillian Isaac, divisional director aged, subacute and complex care. Picture: Supplied

THE state government has announced a $25,000 grant for remediation works to the palliative care building at Long Jetty Healthcare Facility.

The palliative care building sees patients from across the Central Coast.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, today joined representatives from Central Coast Local Health District and Central Coast councillor Jilly Pilon for the announcement.

The funding will go towards internal refurbishment of the palliative care unit, including replacement of the carpet and fresh paint.

Mr MacDonald thanked Health Minister Brad Hazzard for taking “a personal interest in the request” from Central Coast Local Health District.

“Following correspondence from the health district I made representations to the Health Minister, who approved the funding for the works,” Mr MacDonald said.

REFURBISHMENT: Scot MacDonald at this morning's announcement at Long Jetty. Picture: Supplied

REFURBISHMENT: Scot MacDonald at this morning's announcement at Long Jetty. Picture: Supplied

“This funding ensures that the exceptional health staff and nurses have a clean, safe and modern working environment.

Cr Pilon said the funding would make a significant difference.

“These funds are welcomed from the state government, enabling necessary remediation works to take place in the palliative care unit at Long Jetty,” Cr Pilon said.

“The improvements give staff a better working environment and assist quality of life for both patients and their families.”

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