FRIENDS OF McMAUGH GARDENS IN FULL BLOOM WITH $100,000 SUPPORT

FRIENDS OF McMAUGH GARDENS IN FULL BLOOM WITH $100,000 SUPPORT

Photo caption: Announcing a $100,000 grant from the State Government yesterday for the Friends of McMaugh gardens to undertake some refurbishments at Uralla’s aged care facility McMaugh Gardens, during the Hawaiian-themed charity bowls day, Friends of McMaugh Gardens Secretary Rosemary Reading, left, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall and President Sue Wilkinson. 

Wednesday, 15 March 2023

SPRING has sprung for the Friends of McMaugh Gardens with exciting news of a $100,000 grant from the State Government to help with a refurbishment of rooms in the aged care facility, Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall announced yesterday.

Mr Marshall said the NSW Stronger Country Communities Fund grant would go towards new the purchase and installation of new bi-fold doors ion the common area, day and night blinds in various rooms, new hospital beds and improvements to accessibility of parts of the facility.

He announced the funding yesterday at the start of the Friends of McMaugh Gardens annual charity bowls day at the Uralla Bowling Club – a special Hawaiian theme this year.

“McMaugh Gardens is a treasured and much-loved facility in Uralla and these funds are exactly what’s needed to modernise residents’ room and make common spaces more comfortable,” Mr Marshall said.

“It is a critical part of the fabric of Uralla, allowing locals to remain in their community when they are no longer able to care for themselves at home.

“As with any large residential building complex, there is no shortage of improvements that need to be made and maintenance required.

“The refurbishments undertaken by the Friends of McMaugh will include new bi-fold doors to open to the main dining room onto the outdoor barbecue courtyard area as well as new day and night blinds for 11 resident rooms.

“New hospital beds and rooms fit out for high care needs are also on the cards as well as improvements to accessibility.

“This will ensure McMaugh Gardens meets the needs and expectations of its residents for years to come.”

Uralla Shire Mayor Robert Bell said the community welcomed the funding boost.

“We are very thankful as a community for this support to improve one of our most cherished community facilities,” Cr Bell said.

“Council looks forward to gaining future support for further improvements by the State and Federal Governments.”

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