A new rehabilitation centre is set to allow people living in Geelong and south west Victoria to receieve the treatment they may need, much closer to home.
Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren joined Member for Geelong Christine Couzens and Barwon Health staff members for a tour today of the new Sunrise Centre.
The centre is in the new Brownlow Stand at Simonds Stadium and was built as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $70 million Stage 4 redevelopment.
The centre will provide world-class rehabilitation services to anyone living with a disability or recovering from an injury or illness in the region.
Specialised health clinicians will use the latest equipment and recovery treatments to help Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and Barwon Health patients regain their independence.
Returning to work will be made easier for people recovering from injury, with the help of work readiness assessments and vocational rehabilitation services.
Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren spoke of the facility, which he believes will significantly aid the recovery efforts of local residents.
“The Sunrise Centre is a place where people can go to get the help they need to regain their independence.
“Not only are we turning Kardinia Park into the best sporting stadium in regional Australia, we’re providing the very best rehabilitation services for locals.”
A new concussion clinic will also provide expert advice on the treatment of concussion to the community, sporting groups and health professionals.
The TAC provided $1 million to ensure the new facility is fitted out with the latest equipment and technology. The centre will open its doors to patients in the next few weeks.
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