A SUCCESSFUL year at the Corumbene Nursing Home was reported to last night’s annual general meeting by president Peter Rouleston, despite a small operating loss. Of particular interest in Mr Rouleston’s report was news of a master plan for further development of the home with seven stages to be implemented over the next 10 years.
“Stage 1 of the master plan is due to commence in late 2010/early 2011 and comprises a new block of 12 residential rooms, with eight of them to be fitted out in Stage 1 with the addition of a lounge/dining room,” Mr Rouleston said in his report. “Additional features of Stage 1 include a new laundry, a new staff room and four new car spaces.”
When complete, the Corumbene complex will have an additional 28 resident rooms and 22 independent living units with care on-call. The development will be contained within the existing area owned by Corumbene in Lower Rd, New Norfolk.
Mr Rouleston also announced the retirement of his predecessor and long-serving board member Alan Pearson. “Alan has been a member of the Corumbene Board of Management for 13 years, of which almost nine years he held the office of president. He leaves his position with our grateful thanks for his dedication and the contribution he has made towards the long-term viability of Corumbene,” Mr Rouleston said.