Frankston’s National Centre for Healthy Ageing moved one step closer with the turning of the Sod for Frankston Hospital’s new Academic Centre.
The Morrison Government has invested $32 million into the National Centre for Healthy Ageing and the completed Academic Centre will house part of the National Centre.
Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the completed Centre will see continued improvement to the treatment of elderly people on the Mornington Peninsula and across the nation.
“Australia has an ageing population and helping people to develop and maintain functional ability as they age is key to healthy ageing and overall wellbeing,” Minister Hunt said.
“Finding new and innovative ways to harness technology and data to help senior Australians remain independent and in their own homes for longer will drive the centre’s work.”
“It will help research, explore, test and implement new and innovative models to support healthy ageing in Frankston, the Mornington Peninsula and beyond.”
“I’m pleased the Morrison Government has partnered with Monash University and Peninsula Health to make this project a reality.”
When complete, the new centre will house ‘living labs’ for research activities and use state of the art technology.
In addition, this new centre will investigate ways to reduce admissions to hospital through rehabilitation and assistive technology.
The Government has invested in this important project through the $1.25 billion Community Health and Hospitals Program, and will continue to invest in innovative health care solutions for the benefit of senior Australians and their families.
Investing in health and medical research is a key pillar of the Australian Government’s Long Term National Health Plan.
Over the next four years, more than $6.6 billion will be invested in lifesaving health and medical research.