How to build a tiny hospital for the elderly

An elderly woman has had her life saved by a tiny, $2.2 million hospital for elderly people.

The building in Melbourne’s east has a capacity of only 20 beds, but has been refurbished with a unique medical instrument called a dilator, which allows for the treatment of wounds.

The hospital is also home to a collection of tiny medical instruments that are used for everything from minor procedures to more advanced surgeries.

“It’s amazing,” one of the residents, Joanna Perna, told ABC Radio Melbourne.

“I think it’s a great place for our elderly to live in.”

The residents work at the hospital, which is owned by the Government of South Australia.

The facility is one of a handful of such hospitals in Australia, including in Victoria and Queensland.

Dr James Farrar, the Chief Executive of the Australian Medical Association, said the dilator was a “giant step forward”.

“The Australian Government is a big supporter of research in regenerative medicine, so we are pleased to see this innovative development of this unique technology,” Dr Farrard said.

“The innovation of the dilators is really exciting, and it’s great to see it’s now being used by the elderly in a way that is sustainable.”

The building’s rehabilitation plan is to be fully refurbished by 2020.

A spokesperson for South Australia’s Health Minister, Dr Rhiannon McManus, said there had been no funding cuts to the state’s Health Services Fund since the end of June, and she was “absolutely confident” that the hospital would get its rehabilitation plan up and running.

The department has also made the hospital a priority in its work with the Federal Government, with a new $3 million fund to help pay for the refurbishment.

The Australian Medical Group has also launched a fundraising campaign for the hospital to ensure the hospital is fully funded.

The $2 million is being matched by donations.

The campaign has raised more than $7,000 so far, and the Government is expected to make a decision about whether to continue the funding by the end the year.

A full fundraising campaign can be found on the group’s website.

Topics: health, health-policy, community-and-society, elderly, health, sydney-2000, australia First posted February 08, 2020 05:15:28 More stories from Victoria