Bega community nursing home welcomes $850k government grant

Bega District Nursing Home director of care Kathy Miller and CEO Jim Butterworth.

Bega District Nursing Home director of care Kathy Miller and CEO Jim Butterworth.

The redevelopment of Hillgrove House aged care home in Bega has received a welcome boost from the Commonwealth government, granted $850,000 under the National Stronger Regions fund.

Bega and District Nursing Home CEO Jim Butterworth said the funds were very welcome and desperately needed for the community-owned facility’s upgrade.

He said the grant comes at time where funding was getting very tight, as Stage Two is estimated at $5.5million.

Mr Butterworth thanked the community for their continued support and reminded all that Hillgrove House is owned by and for the community.

“Continued fundraising is paramount to ensure the success of the development,” he said.

“Our aim is to construct top class accommodation for our elderly citizens who require our care.

“We are relying on the generosity of the individual, the community, clubs, organisations, associations and companies to partner with us, to assist us assist others.

“The public has been very generous so far and we need them to continue being generous,” he added.

Donations can be made at Hillgrove House or at Westpac Bega BSB 032 682, account 151 258. All donations over $2 are tax deductable.

Regional Development Australia Far South Coast chairman Rob Pollock OAM congratulated the two succesful recipients in this region (Moruya’s independent living complex project received $591,379)

 “The investment of more than $1.441million in our region will support these two projects that will greatly benefit the south coast community and importantly it will mean jobs,” Mr Pollock said.

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