David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Warwick’s Akooramak Care of Older Persons to receive $852,599 capital grant to upgrade the aged care facility

August 4, 2021

Aged care in Warwick will receive a $852,599 boost thanks to the Federal Government’s investment to upgrade Akooramak to meet future community needs, Maranoa MP David Littleproud announced today.

“This is such a great announcement for our region where Akooramak will be transformed by this $852,599 capital grant to upgrade the facility and provide a contemporary residential home to include WiFi, air conditioning, an upgrade of computer systems and refreshing the facility’s external paint and ongoing maintenance,” Mr Littleproud said.

The funding – secured through the Federal Government’s 2020 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR) – secures better aged experience in the Southern Downs.

Akooramak will use this funding to make sure our seniors, and their loved ones, don’t have to go through the anguish of searching far and wide for a place to receive care,” he said.

“I think it’s a tragedy when our seniors are forced to move away from family, friends and community – move away from everything they’ve ever known – to a larger town or city to receive care as their needs change.

“Funding for this project goes a long way to making sure our seniors feel comfortable – satisfied with the residence and close to their family and friends.

“The Coalition Federal Government’s funding package for aged care residences goes some way to addressing that challenge and creating a chance for seniors to stay, hopefully, much closer to the base of loved ones and family.”

More than $15 million was secured by five aged care facilities – in Goondiwindi, Chinchilla, Jandowae, Dalby and Warwick – across the Maranoa electorate through this round of ACAR funding.