The occupancy of Kerang's new $36 million dollar health precinct was completed on Wednesday when all 29 nursing home residents moved into their new home,
the 30-bed aged care section of the new facility. The aged care section served as the health service's temporary acute ward.
The three year redevelopment project will be completed within the next three months when a public car park will be created adjacent to the eventual main entrance (the site of the old nursing home).
The new facility received the tick of approval from its oldest resident, Jean McMartin, who will celebrate her 99th birthday in July this year. "I requested a view of the school and I didn't know if I'd get it but I did, so it will be very nice to see the young ones out enjoying themselves," she said. Mrs McMartin said it would take her some time to adjust to a room of her own, after sharing with another resident for two and a half years. "I was very happy to share, but it will be good once we get used to it" she said. "I think I'll be comfortable here; the staff are the same and I can't speak highly enough of them."