REDHS nurs­ing home is near­ing com­ple­tion

Wa­ter flow­ing over the weir in Rochester from the State Rivers and Wa­ter Sup­ply.


10 years ago Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 5, 2008 THE count­down has started, with stage one of Rochester and El­more Dis­trict Health Ser­vice’s (REDHS) nurs­ing home de­vel­op­ment due for com­ple­tion in eight weeks.

The build­ing will house 30 nurs­ing home beds in state-of-theart ac­com­mo­da­tion.

This will free the old nurs­ing home area, which will be re­de­vel­oped as the acute and emer­gency sec­tion of the hos­pi­tal, re­tain­ing its 12-bed sta­tus.

This sec­ond stage is due for com­ple­tion by the end of the year.

The new fa­cil­ity has large, open cor­ri­dors and houses nine sin­gle rooms and three dou­ble rooms in each of the two wings.

Rooms are larger than the ex­ist­ing nurs­ing home and have sky­lights in the en­suite bath­rooms. 30 years ago Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 2, 1988 THE Murray Goul­burn Co­op­er­a­tive Com­pany plant at Rochester is one of the largest dairy fac­to­ries in Aus­tralia.

It pro­duces thou­sands of tonnes of dairy prod­ucts worth mil­lions of dol­lars each year.

The fac­tory pro­duces seven days a week.

Since July last year the fac­tory has pro­duced a to­tal of about 23,800 tonnes of dairy prod­ucts.

This has in­cluded about 7,000 tonnes of but­ter, 3,000 tonnes of skim milk pow­der, 800 tonnes of whey pow­der and 13,000 tonnes of cheese.

The main mar­ket for this cheese has been Ja­pan and the United States, which takes mainly a num­ber of spe­cialty cheeses. 100 years ago Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 2, 1918 SUCH of the ca­ble news on this page so headed has ap­peared in The Times, and is ca­bled to Aus­tralia by spe­cial per­mis­sion. It should be un­der­stood that the opin­ions are not those of The Times un­less ex­pressly stated to be so. Lon­don, Thurs­day. Sir Dou­glas Haig re­ports: ‘‘In pa­trols were se­cured pris­on­ers in the neigh­bor­hood of Epehy.

Hos­tile ar­tillery fir­ing is tak­ing place south­ward and north­ward of Lens and in the neigh­bor­hood of Pass­chen­dale.’’ Paris, Thurs­day. A French com­mu­nique says: ‘‘French aero­planes bombed from the low­est al­ti­tude the rail­way sta­tion at Hain­court caus­ing a great fire.’’

Photo: State Li­brary of Vic­to­ria

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