Moss­man hos­pi­tal

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

THE Moss­man hos­pi­tal is also ben­e­fit­ing greatly from the Spring­board Lend Lease pro­gram with ex­tra deck­ing and a ramp to the gar­den be­ing in­stalled.

The res­i­dents of the aged care fa­cil­ity at the hos­pi­tal will no longer suf­fer the un­com­fort­ably nar­row ve­ran­das or need the help of nurs­ing staff to get to the gar­den af­ter the pro­ject is com­pleted.

The ex­tra deck­ing will be done in eight weeks in­clud­ing oil­ing and paint­ing.

Even­tu­ally the pro­ject’s aim is to plant a gar­den, build a ro­tunda and create an area where peo­ple can go when vis­it­ing their friend or fam­ily mem­ber to create some­where homely for a change from the hos­pi­tal ward.

Nick Storey from Syd­ney is in­volved with the pro­ject and said the Gov­ern­ment will ex­tend the roof to cover the ex­tended ve­randa once com­pleted.

“The roof over the deck­ing is a gov­ern­ment job,” he said.

“The roof on one side is rusted and they are go­ing to re­place the whole roof and add some ex­tra roof at the same time, it should build a raised sec­tion with glass pan­els for light.”

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