John Bowler

John Bowler

Former Minister for Local Government; Employment Protection; Racing and Gaming; Goldfields-Esperance and Great Southern

    Albany's new day therapy centre for seniors is under way

    20/04/2005 12:00 AM

    The State Government has made the first payment towards a new $780,000 day therapy centre for seniors at Albany Regional Hospital.

    Great Southern Minister John Bowler today presented a cheque for $25,000 to Keith Symes, Regional Director, WA Country Health Service, Great Southern Region.

    Mr Bowler said the new facility would enable better co-ordination of medical and health services for seniors.

    “The Gallop Government is improving the quality of health services for elderly people in Albany,” he said.

    “This new centre will provide occupational therapy, podiatry, physiotherapy and speech pathology and other services to enable older people to avoid hospital stays, or to minimise the length of their stay.

    “Architects plans for the new centre have been completed and the project is out to tender.”

    Albany MLA Peter Watson said Albany had a high proportion of aged residents and they relied heavily on the regional hospital.

    “Albany people fought hard for this centre and I am pleased that the Government’s Budget commitment is being delivered,” Mr Watson said.

    Minister's office: 9213 6500