MORE BEDS: Gunther Village residents Ruby Rosenkranz and Shirley Neller could see new neighbours move in.
MORE BEDS: Gunther Village residents Ruby Rosenkranz and Shirley Neller could see new neighbours move in. Felicity Ripper

Aged care home to cater for more residents

GUNTHER Village aged care home could be looking at an extension in the next few months after securing six more beds funded through the Australian Government's 2018-19 Aged Care Approvals Round.

The Gayndah beds are of 90 to be funded in the Flynn electorate, with a proposed facility at Tannum Sands receiving 84.

"The additional six beds to be funded in Gayndah will have just as big an impact in the community,” Member for Flynn Ken O'Dowd said.

"Increasing the number of beds available at Gunther Village is also great news for families living across the Central and North Burnett.

"Those beds mean Gunther Village can offer care to more locals and keep them connected to their communities and loved ones.”

Facility manager Vicki Boyd said Gunther Village had not yet announced how the new beds would be integrated, but an extension of the facility had been proposed.

"The funding means we will have more money to spend elsewhere, and we will be able to offer more placements,” she said.

"More beds means more rooms. It's great news.”

More to come.


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