Connect Health & Community has welcomed an announcement by local Liberal Candidate for Bentleigh, Asher Judah, that an elected Liberal Government will contribute $2 million towards rebuilding the hydrotherapy pool at our East Bentleigh site.
Critical to our service offerings, the pool is used to provide more than 400 physiotherapy and exercise services each week.
While carefully maintained, our current pool is decades old and does not meet current best-practice, limiting our community from utilising the pool to its full potential.
A redesign of our hydrotherapy pool would improve energy efficiency, harness modern approaches to hydrotherapy and reduce running costs, enabling us to reinvest our already limited resources back into vital community healthcare.
Connect Health & Community uses hydrotherapy as part of treatment programs for rehabilitation and pain management as well as allowing those who might struggle to exercise on land an opportunity move freely in the water. The use of hot water helps increase blood flow and improving circulation which is particularly helpful during rehab.
The Liberal's $2m investment in a new, modern pool would improve service quality and comfort for members of the community who depends upon it for pain relief and injury rehabilitation.
Shadow Minister for Health, Mary Wooldridge, joined Connect Health & Community CEO Amanda Murphy, Chair Lars Schiphorst and GM Primary Health, Chris Hill with Mr Judah at this morning’s announcement.
Ms Wooldridge said, “The Liberal investment in a new pool will boost service capacity and reduce operating costs for Connect Health & Community.”
Mr Judah said the funding splash would prove a massive boon for the area, “Our investment in a new hydrotherapy pool will ensure the Bentleigh community has the best pain relief and injury rehabilitation services in the region.”
Connect Health & Community welcomes all increased funding to improve community health and our ability to deliver vital services to residents of our area.
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