National Centre for Veterans’ Healthcare understands the important role of families and carers to support the treatment and recovery of veterans.
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) has funded Fussell House as residential accommodation for veterans and their families accessing National Centre for Veterans’ Healthcare.
To ensure the high-quality clinical service is accessible to all veterans, this accommodation will be provided on site at Concord Hospital for those who travel from regional areas. The hostel accommodation is largely funded by a $6.7 million contribution from the Commonwealth Government.
The accommodation will consist of 19 rooms, comprising a mixture of single, twin and family rooms, with hotel style amenities. The accommodation will incorporate living and dining spaces, quiet areas, activity spaces, outdoor spaces and outdoor recreation spaces, to accommodate the needs of singles and families, including children. There will be a shared kitchen area, lounge, laundry and recreational facilities including a children’s playground. It will be a safe space for veterans to stay together and share experiences and will be designed to promote camaraderie and support networks.
Fussell House is expected to open in 2020.