ARARAT - East Grampians Health Service has finalised the repairs to the roof and repairs of the 1937 three story building.
The East Grampians Health Service Building for the Future Foundation donated $100,000 towards the cost of the repairs.
The Building for the Future Foundation is a charitable Trust established in 2010 with the purpose of providing funding for special purpose projects, bursaries and equipment for East Grampians Health Service.
The Trust is governed by six independent local Trustees who manage the Trust's assets and the distribution of funding for the sole benefit of the Health Service.
The Foundation Trustees are Bill Jones, David Hosking, Judy Paterson and Jill Tivey. The EGHS Board representatives on the Foundation are Geoff Laidlaw and Wilf Dickenson.
"It was a pleasure to donate $100,000 to commence the $300,000 works. The department of health supported our donation with $200,000, East Grampians Health Service Building for the Future Foundation chairperson David Hosking said.
Mr Hosking said that being a three storey building maintenance of the roof and fascia had been difficult and anchor points and harnesses were now in place to hold workers on the roof.
East Grampians Health Service chief executive officer stated the colour scheme was developed by Kevin McIntyre who has restored the stately homestead Narrapumlap.
Mr Bush thanked Mr McIntyre for his assistance in designing a refresh for the building and the Building for the Future Foundation for its generous donation of $100,000.
East Grampians Health Service Building for the Future Foundation is supporting EGHS to maintain and develop its obstetric services through a $10,000 bursary this year.
Building the Future Foundation chairperson Mr Hosking said the Building for the Future Foundation is supporting obstetric services at EGHS and had awarded Catherine Wiley a bursary of $10,000 to complete a graduate diploma in obstetrics.
Mr Hosking said the Building for the Future Foundation will be again offering a graduate diploma midwifery bursary of $10,000 this year.