Joint Media Release with Country Liberals Candidate for Solomon Kathy Ganley
Fifty new residential aged care places worth $3.3 million a year will be provided in Darwin and Palmerston, Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, and CLP Candidate for Solomon, Kathy Ganley, announced today.
The new places will provide a welcome boost to aged care services in the Top End and are part of the Coalition Government’s record funding and expansion of aged care.
“The Top End is one of many regional, rural and remote regions across Australia that will benefit, with almost 40 per cent of all new residential aged care places allocated to non-metropolitan areas,” Senator Scullion said.
“Every one of these new places will mean Territory seniors and their families can have more confidence, knowing they have future care options in locations as close as possible to the communities they know and love.”
Mrs Ganley said the Coalition Government was boosting annual aged care investment by $5.5 billion, with annual funding to grow from $18.1 billion to $23.6 billion a year by 2022-23.
“I congratulate Terrace Gardens in Palmerston on securing 26 of these new aged care places and Pearl Supported Care in Fannie Bay getting 24 places.
“I look forward to seeing the benefits of this funding flow to our community,” Mrs Ganley said.
Details on the 2018–19 Aged Care Approvals Round outcomes, including successful providers, is available on www.agedcare.health.gov.au/funding/aged-care-approvals-round-acar/2018-19-aged-care-approvals-round