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Royal Freemasons developing six new sites in regional Victoria

Victorian aged care provider Royal Freemasons has announced the development of six new sites in regional Victoria over the next two and a half years.

Royal Freemasons will add another 840 beds to its services in Victoria (Source: Royal Freemasons)
Royal Freemasons will add another 840 beds to its services in Victoria (Source: Royal Freemasons)

In May the provider is set to open its Bendigo site, followed in August by its new development in Sale. Four other sites will be located in Bacchus Marsh, Moe, Benalla and Langwarrin.

The project will deliver a total of 840 new aged care beds to Victoria. 

Chief executive of Royal Freemasons, Felix Pintado, says the ambitious project will enable the organisation to deliver its strategic growth plan for 2013 – 2018 and will set the foundations for its next advance as a leader in the sector. 

“The development program is a win-win on many levels,” Mr Pintado says. “The services provided will help to address the growing need for quality aged care and accommodation among a broader group of elders in each of the local communities and the surrounding districts.” 

This year Royal Freemasons is celebrating 150 years of operation as a not-for-profit provider in Victoria. 

The six high-quality, purpose built facilities will bring the total of aged care beds operated by Royal Freemasons in Victoria to almost 2,000. 

“The deliberate strategy has afforded Royal Freemasons a unique opportunity to establish a strong presence in rural and regional Victoria to complement its already substantial presence in metropolitan Melbourne,” Mr Pintado adds. 

“It means we can play an increasing role in the future and growth of these communities.”

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