The National Centre for Veterans’ Healthcare (NCVH) is a public health service, providing a holistic approach to caring for Australia’s veterans to treat their mental health, physical health and psychosocial needs, together.
The NVCH and Fussell House are located in Sydney on the grounds of Concord Repatriation General Hospital and is managed by the hospital and NCVH staff. The pilot service of the NCVH was established in 2019, as part of the hospital’s continued commitment to caring for veterans of all ages.
Veterans who are referred for treatment at NCVH from regional areas or interstate are eligible to access the accommodation at Fussell House.
Funded by a $6.7 million contribution from the Commonwealth Government, Fussell House features 19 rooms (single, twin and family rooms) with common living, kitchen, dining and laundry spaces and an outdoor area for the exclusive use of Fussell House residents. Construction is now complete with the accommodation now able to welcome veterans within COVID safe limits.
Fussell House was named after Lieutenant Michael Fussell, who was killed in action by an Improvised Explosive Device while serving with the Special Operations Task Group in Afghanistan in 2008.
Fussell House is designed as a safe space for veterans and their families to stay together and share experiences in a friendly and relaxed environment while receiving support and treatment from the specialist health professionals at Concord Hospital.
For more information and details about how to access the National Centre for Veterans’ Healthcare, visit ncvhconcord.com.au.