Building gets help from RSL
THE former Specialist Services building at the Warwick Hospital will remain dark and dormant no more - thanks to the generosity of the Warwick RSL Services and Citizens Memorial Club.
RSL president Mavis Cooper and club manager Jo Schwenke yesterday handed over a cheque for a whopping $120,000 to help refurbish the building and make a new home for Southern Downs Mental Health Services.
Warwick Hospital Acting Director of Nursing Janet Reid said she was "absolutely thrilled" with the donation.
"This sort of donation, given the hard times we've been experiencing, is very special," she said.
Ms Reid said the current mental health facility, McCarthy House, would move to the Specialist Clinic after a refurbishment, which would take about two months.
"Works begin in February and we will create six new offices, five counselling rooms, a large meeting area and a training and education room," Ms Reid said.
Mrs Cooper said the decision of where to direct the funds was unanimous.