THE Federal Opposition’s spokeswoman on ageing and mental health, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, recently paid a visit to Corumbene Nursing Home in New Norfolk.
Joined by Liberal Senator for Tasmania David Bushby, Lyons candidate Eric Hutchinson and Franklin candidate Bernadette Black, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells met residents and staff at the aged care facility, including chief executive Damien Jacobs, directors of care Lois Jenkins and chairman Peter Rouleston.
“Consultation is an essential part of formulating strong and effective policies that will produce positive outcomes and that’s why I’m here at Corumbene; to listen and discuss the issues and concerns that those in the sector have, as well as the experience of our elderly,” Senator Fierravanti-Wells said.
“All the residents and the staff made us feel really welcome and put on a home cooked afternoon tea for us. It’s a really lovely facility in a beautiful setting,” Mr Hutchinson said.