Thanks to the hard work of Warrnambool’s four Rotary Clubs the region now has its first emergency accommodation centre for patients, their families and carers.
Located directly opposite our Warrnambool Base Hospital, the 12-bed facility was officially opened by Premier Denis Napthine in November 2013.
The stylishly-decorated rooms will mostly be available for people from out-of-town, including those who need to be close to hospital for next-day medical treatment or early-morning surgery and those needing a little extra rest-time before hitting the highway after day surgery or chemotherapy. Our chemotherapy patients travel from as far away as Mount Gambier and 50 per cent of the babies we care for in our Special Care Nursery come from homes outside of Warrnambool.
The initiative will help lighten the load, financially, for people needing short-term/affordable accommodationt will also help lighten the load, emotionally, for people wanting to sleep just a stone’s throw away from loved ones being cared for, for example, in our Intensive Care Unit and Special Care Nursery.
The video below titled The house that Andrew (and friends) built is 4.5 mins in length and tells the story of how Rotary House Warrnambool was developed and what it is like inside today. 1080p HD available.