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Morrie Evans Wing refurbishment
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Morrie Evans Wing refurbishment

Location 45/63 Coster Street, Benalla, Victoria, 3672, Australia

The $4.1 million Morrie Evans Wing refurbishment officially opened in January 2020. This project was designed to provide aged care residents with modern, private facilities.

The Morrie Evans Wing is a 30-bed public sector residential aged care facility located at Benalla Health in Benalla. It provides personalised residential aged care for residents with high care health needs and people living with dementia. The project delivered 16 new single rooms and refurbished 14 rooms with private ensuites, television connections and internet access. New staff areas were created, including a new nurses’ station. A new sunroom and enclosed activities room, as well as garden and outdoor spaces, were included in the redevelopment.  

The refurbishment aimed to provide more privacy for residents and visitors, a greater sense of community and improved safety for staff. 

The project was funded by the Victorian Government’s $470 million Regional Health Infrastructure Fund. The largest of its kind in Victorian history, the fund is rebuilding regional and rural hospitals to ensure Victorians can access the high-quality care and facilities they need – no matter where they live.   

The refurbishment of the Morrie Evans Wing at Benalla Health delivered:

  • 16 new single rooms with private ensuites
  • 14 refurbished rooms with private ensuites
  • television connections and access to the internet 
  • outdoor gardens and enclosed patio areas, including barbeque facilities 
  • improvements to the kitchen servery and dining room 
  • a new sunroom and activities room 
  • a new Nurse Unit Manager (NUM) office and nurses' station
  • support areas, including pan room, cleaners’ and store rooms.

The Morrie Evans Wing refurbishment aimed to provide the following benefits:

Privacy 

Residents at Morrie Evans Wing now have more privacy with new private rooms and ensuites. Private rooms also improves the experience for family and friends visiting residents. 

Community 

A new sunroom and enclosed activity room, refurbished dining room and outdoor gardens and enclosed patio areas with barbeque facilities will improve social interaction for residents.

Safety

A new central nurses’ station provides improved staff work areas and ease of access to patients. While  modern and spacious ensuites provides easier maneuverability for caring for patients en-abling staff to provide care more safely. 

Funding for this project was administered by the Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority through the Regional Health Infrastructure Fund.

This project was delivered in partnership with:

  • Benalla Health 
  • Clarke Hopkins Clarke Architects. 
Morrie Evans Wing refurbishment
  • Location
  • 45/63 Coster Street
    Benalla, Victoria, 3672, Australia
  • Mail
  • (03) 5761 4222

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Last updated: 05 August 2020