What is GRCH ?
About GRCH – What is GRCH?
Gippsland Rotary Centenary House (GRCH) is a community-based not-for-profit accommodation facility, for patients and their families who are attending the Gippsland Cancer Care Centre at Latrobe Regional Hospital (LRH). The philosophy is to provide affordable, comfortable, supportive and secure accommodation so that the stress of travelling and treatment is minimised.
The facility comprises seventeen large ‘motel style’ en suite units, two with full disabled access bathrooms. Communal kitchens, dining areas and lounges, ‘Quiet Room’ for family consultation and privacy, reading area, secure playground and community room are also part of the complex.
This project was initiated by Gippsland Rotary Clubs to mark the Centenary of Rotary International, and has attracted broad community support and representation throughout Gippsland. Funds have been raised through community fundraising, applications to philanthropic trusts, sponsorship and donations in kind.
The first stage with eight rooms was opened September 2006 by The Hon Peter McGauran, Member for Gippsland and Brendan Jenkins MLA, Member for Morwell.
A second stage comprising an additional nine rooms was built late 2011 and opened November 2012 by Rotary International District Govenor Tony Spring. Russell Northe, Member for Morwell planted a tree at the ceremony which was also attended by Darren Chester MP, Member for Gippsland.