A new rehabilitation centre will give people living in Geelong and south west Victoria the treatment they need, closer to home.
Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren joined Member for Geelong Christine Couzens and Barwon Health staff members for a tour today of the new Sunrise Centre.
The centre is in the new Brownlow Stand at Simonds Stadium and was built as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $70 million Stage 4 redevelopment.
The centre will provide world-class rehabilitation services to anyone living with a disability or recovering from an injury or illness in the region.
Specialised health clinicians will use the latest equipment and recovery treatments to help Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and Barwon Health patients regain their independence.
Returning to work will be made easier for people recovering from injury, with the help of work readiness assessments and vocational rehabilitation services.
A new concussion clinic will also provide expert advice on the treatment of concussion to the community, sporting groups and health professionals.
The TAC provided $1 million to ensure the new facility is fitted out with the latest equipment and technology. The centre will open its doors to patients in the next few weeks.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren
“The Sunrise Centre is a place where people can go to get the help they need to regain their independence.”
“Not only are we turning Kardinia Park into the best sporting stadium in regional Australia, we’re providing the very best rehabilitation services for locals.”
Quote attributable to Minister for Finance Robin Scott
“The road to recovery can be a long one. The Sunrise Centre will help TAC clients and other Victorians get the help they need, when they need it, so they get back on their feet.”
Quote attributable to Member for Geelong Christine Couzens
“This centre means that people with an injury or disability in Geelong and the south west region will no longer have to travel to Melbourne to get the treatment they need.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020