New Veterans’ Day Centre

The $341 million stage one redevelopment of Concord Hospital is progressing.

Refurbishment works on the cottage facing Nullawarra Road, near the Gate 4 entrance to the hospital are underway.

This cottage (building 83) will become the new home of the Veterans’ Day Centre, to accommodate other relocations on campus as part of the hospital redevelopment.

The Veterans’ Day Centre offers a therapeutic program supporting the emotional wellbeing and physical needs of veterans and war widows with skill development and leisure activities. The centre is staffed by doctors, nurses, a psychologist, a social worker, a recreational therapies officer and an occupational therapist.

A full refurbishment of the building is underway to ensure the centre meets the needs of the veterans group. This includes a new kitchen, accessible bathroom, added sunroom and covered walkways around the building.

To provide access to the cottage by the veterans who attend the centre and often travel via taxi, a new pick up and drop off zone will be established, with short-term parking bays for taxis. These civil works will involve the removal of three trees on the property. Once the refurbishment is complete, landscaping will begin, with tree planting and new gardens along with a therapy garden area.

Work is expected to be completed in September.