MSWA to build new $7m facility in Albany to improve region’s services

Shannon SmithAlbany Advertiser
Marcus Stafford
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Albany will soon be home to a new $7 million multi-purpose MSWA facility for people living with neurological conditions.

Construction has begun on the high-support accommodation facility and services centre, which will replace the existing Albany centre built 20 years ago.

The new accommodation facility will provide 24-hour care on site and 10 fully accessible units. The centre section will give MSWA clients in the Great Southern access to physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nursing, counselling and more.

MSWA chief executive Marcus Stafford said the new building would improve the organisation’s services in the region.

“MSWA has been providing services and supports to Albany locals living with a neurological condition for over two decades,” he said. “We are looking forward to opening a new modern facility providing more care and more services for our regional customers, and of course catering for our high-support customers as well.”

Mr Stafford will be in Albany today for a sod-turning ceremony at the site.

The facility is expected to be operational by early 2022 and is funded by MSWA fundraising efforts.

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