Federal Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry, is delighted to see Fitzroy Community Hospice announce they have appointed a builder for their new hospice facility.
A first for Central Queensland, the 12-bed centre based in Rockhampton will deliver state of the art end-of-life care.
Fitzroy Community Hospice has announced they have appointed Paynters Pty Ltd as the successful tenderer to build the palliative care facility.
“Adequate access to palliative care in Central Queensland has been a concern of mine for some time,” Ms Landry said.
“I have worked closely with the board of the Fitzroy Community Hospice and was pleased to deliver $8 million of funding through the Community Development Grant Programme.
“It is absolutely crucial that comprehensive care is delivered to support our community, particularly in one of the most difficult periods of life.”
In Labor’s first Budget, the Community Development Grant Programme, was scrapped leaving a massive hole in regional Australia’s growth.
Some projects that were delivered to the electorate of Capricornia through this program include the Rockhampton Base Hospital carpark, a new kitchen for Rockhampton Meals on Wheels and the QCWA Collinsville branch’s hall that is currently under construction.
“Once again, Labor has turned its back on regional communities by tearing away funding from the heart of Australia.
“We know that these small projects have an enormous impact for regional communities. They support local jobs and create economic opportunities.” Ms Landry said.
With construction of the hospice set to begin this month, it brings further jobs and economic stability to Rockhampton region.