Albury Wodonga CarerAccommodation Centre
A Caring Community Project
Seven Years in the Making2005 Project first suggested by family of cancer patient2006 Zonta Club of Albury Wodonga adopt project2006 Rotary Club of Albury North join project2007 Fight Cancer Foundation join project2009 Lions District 201V6 join project2010 Commonwealth Government funding $1.5 million approved2010 Architects appointed, design work commenced2011 Let the project commence!
Why do we need it?Affordable, high quality accommodation for those seeking medical treatment and their family
Caring environment on the hospital site
Accommodation for those using the range of health services available in Albury Wodonga
$65 million cancer clinic to be built on site
Many people come in for treatments as outpatients, but over several days
Side effects such as nausea, fatigue and debilitation often prevent patients from travelling home immediately after treatment
Patients and carers are faced with financial challenges for accommodation. As a consequence, they use expensive motels, sleep in their cars or have a long daily commute.
Extra stress is placed on both patients and carers
Who Benefits?DeniliquinJerilderieFinleyTocumwalEchucaKyabramSheppartonEuroaBenalla WangarattaMansfield
Myrtleford Bright Mt Beauty Beechworth CorryongTarcuttaHolbrookTumbarumbaHentyCulcairnCobramYarrawongaCorowaHowlongRutherglenChilternThe Albury Wodonga Region and beyond..
Project PartnersThe partners have enteredinto a ten year Collaboration Agreement in support of the project
Sloping site of 3,699 sq.m. (approx 100m x 37m) purchased for $350,000 + GST following an EoI process conducted by Department of Health (FCF was the successful applicant).The Contract for Sale placed restrictions placed on use of the land to prevent use for other than charitable accommodation associated with ABH.A Project Agreement negotiated with ABH to give Right of Way over ABH Site to AWCA Basement Carpark in exchange for an additional 6 external parking bays for use by ABH.A sub-station serving AWCA will be built on ABH Land.AWCA will have a pedestrian path to the Hospital door.A rehabilitation walking path provided by Rotary Club of Albury West will be moved and re-instated during the project.
The Site (beside the hospital)
Our PlansView from Albury Hospital showing the Carer Accommodation Building (including Stage2)3 storey building at the north east corner closest to the hospital with a Lift serving all floors Conference / Meeting Room (7.0m x 4.5m) for 20 people on Basement Floor (+ small kitchen and toilet) 10 Guest Rooms on each of the Ground and First Floors (8 rooms with balconies) All rooms with En Suite toilets and small kitchen bench; 2 Disabled Rooms, 4 interconnected family rooms Each floor has Communal Lounge / Dining Kitchen Area and Balcony at north east corner
Our PlansView from Keene Street showing entry Courtyard and parking for 15 cars (Stage 1)Additional 10 Rooms in Stage 2 with parking for 10 cars further up the hill. Entry to Lobby with Managers Office one side and Quiet Interview Room other side Enclosed stair to Basement Conference Room and Open Stair to first floor level Linen Room and small Guest Laundry at southeast corner of Carpark
Our Plans Stage 1
Landscaped Entry Courtyard parking for 15 cars (2 Disabled) 10 Guest Suites (4 with balconies) facing north and eastAll Guest Suites have Ensuite Toilets, small kitchen bench, space for 3 beds, for small dining table and 2 lounge chairs 2 Guest Suites are disabled compliant, 2 Suites have a connecting door to allow family use1.8m wide Corridors on south and west sidesCommunal Lounge / Dining / Kitchen area with Balcony at north east cornerOffice for Manager and Quiet Room adjoining EntryLift and Internal Stair Unisex Toilet / Guest Laundry / Linen Room Ground Floor Level
Our Plans Stages 1 and 2
10 Guest Suites (4 with balconies) facing north and east in Stage 1A further 10 Guest Suites in Stage 2 (approved by Council) - This number may be reviewed if required by Cancer Centre - Stage 2 is set back 25m from the Eastern Hill Reserve to form an Asset Protection Zone (bushfires)Communal Lounge / Dining / Kitchen area with Balcony at north east cornerLift and Internal Stair and 2 escape stairs Guest Laundry / Linen Room First Floor Level
Our Plans Stage 1 Basement
Similar level to main floor of Hospital with sloping path (for wheelchairs) linking Basement and HospitalConference Room seating 20 for community useAdjoining Courtyard for BBQ with open fencing Small kitchen Unisex WCGeneral Store (10 sq.m.) Garden Store (10 sq.m.)Undercover secure parking for 6 cars for manager and longer term carers or patients
The Cost$5.5 million Estimated project cost for land, building & fit-outof Stage 1 for 20 Guest Suites.Stage 2 (additional 10+ suites) to be funded separately by Federal Government.
How will it be funded?Federal Government $1,500,000
NSW Government $750,000
Victorian Government $750,000 ?
Community Fundraising $2,500,000
How can you help?Club donations/pledges
Run a fundraiser
Form a local or regional committee
Provide local contacts/possible donors
Examples only. Consult your financial adviserA person paying 45 cents in the dollar in income tax, and making a gift of $50,000 a year is actually giving $27,500 at personal cost each year and diverting $22,500 from consolidated revenue to our local area.A person paying 30 cents in the dollar and making an annual gift of $10,000 is, in fact, giving only $7000 at personal cost and bringing $3000 from taxation revenue to this community.
Donations Tax Deductible
Community Funds Raised to Date30 September 2011$1,140,569
GovernanceA local volunteer Board of Management is to be established and will represent partners and other stakeholders.The Board of Management will be a sub-Board of Fight Cancer FoundationOngoing operational funding will be via patient accommodation subsidy schemes and a small daily charge to guests.Various volunteer committees will guide the project through to completion and beyond
Two Years to CompletionFebruary 2011 - Capital Fundraising Appeal launchedMay 2011 Complete land purchaseAugust 2011 Commence site worksOctober 2001 Call tenders / appoint BuilderNovember 2011 Commence Building WorksJune 2012 Complete building worksJuly 2012 Open FacilityFebruary 2013 Complete Capital Fundraising Appeal