ACCV ‘inherits’ facility

The Victorian state industry body has been left to assume responsibility for hte now closed Warley Hospital on Phillip Island.

Victoria’s state industry association has been handed responsibility for the land and buildings of the closed Warley Hospital and aged care complex on Phillip Island.

The facility was forced to close in January this year because of inadequate funding.

Due to the unusual nature of the hospital’s 1923 trust deed, its assets have been left to Aged and Community Care Victoria (ACCV).

“Some legal formalities are now needed to finalise this transfer of ownership, and this is likely to require an application to the Supreme Court,” said ACCV CEO, Gerard Mansour. “We are discussing this with the Warley Trustees.”

ACCV has already supplied support to Warley Trustees by helping with the relocation of residents and ensuring the provision of staff entitlements.

The organisation now plans to consult with the community on Phillip Island to determine the best future role for the site.

The consultation process will be led by Adrian Nye, the chairman of the state’s Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board and a former senior office of the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance.

“Although this situation is not of our making, we are now keen to consult with the community and to hear local people’s views about a sustainable way forward,” Mr Mansour said.

“We have an open mind. Our aim is to prepare options and a course of action after we have canvassed the views of the community and other key stakeholders.”

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