The National Centre for Healthy Ageing (NCHA) is a centralised hub for innovation and transformation of care practices, based on the Mornington Peninsula.
Our aim is to create better integrated care models to promote health and wellbeing across people's lifespan and drive improvements in the way people seek out and access care, to ensure they reflect and align with their values and needs.
We will lead the way in developing a holistic approach to healthy ageing, bringing together the very best researchers with carers, clinicians, service providers and consumers to assess and improve all aspects of healthy ageing. This includes physical and mental health, which seriously impact the ability to live a long, happy and productive life.
The activities of NCHA now will lead to healthier Australians in the future.
The Frankston and Mornington Peninsula region has a unique population demographic and health service provider setting, making it an ideal ecosystem in which to research, explore, test and implement new and innovative models for supporting healthy ageing.
By embedding into the region, there is an opportunity to rapidly develop and implement innovative models of care that will lead to improvements in population health, right in the heart of where it is most needed.
The National Centre for Healthy Ageing acknowledges the financial support of the Australian Government Department of Health to support the Centre establishment.
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt, Monash University Professor Christina Mitchell, Peninsula Health Chief Executive Felicty Topp, Frankston City Council Mayor Kris Bolam and Federal Member for Dunkley Peta Murphy (left to right) turn the first sod on the new Academic and Research Centre.
The first sod has been officially turned at Frankston Hospital on Peninsula Health’s new Academic and Research Centre. The multi-million dollar centre is a joint venture with Monash University and is expected to take around 12 months to complete, opening in early 2022.