New Aged Care Facility In Kew Reaches Another Milestone

28 February 2019

A new 90-bed state-of-the-art aged care facility is starting to take shape at St George’s Health Service in Kew.

Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today met with representatives from Cockram Constructions Australian (Icon) and St Vincent’s Health Melbourne to tour the construction site as the concrete slab was being poured.

Works are progressing on the aged care facility which is to be run by St Vincent’s Hospital Incorporated.

The new facility will ensure residents have access to first class services that meet the modern expectations and standards of residential aged care, particularly for those with complex needs.

It will include two separate three-storey ‘houses’ each accommodating 15 residents per floor in modern environments with garden outlooks and domestic-style kitchens.

The Andrews Labor Government’s $55.57 million development is designed to support those with high care needs and will also include 30 aged persons’ mental health beds. The layout provides flexibility and can be varied in response to community needs as they change.

Located with St George’s Health Service, residents will have easy access to a range of medical, rehabilitation and allied health care services, as well as a new onsite ambulance branch.

The facility is due to be completed by the end of 2019.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Disability, Ageing and Cares Luke Donnellan

“The ongoing royal commission into aged-care is a timely reminder that we need to give elderly people the high-quality care they deserve.”

“This is the biggest investment in new public sector residential aged care in Melbourne in over a decade and will benefit the whole community.”

“This is more proof that the Andrews Labor Government is willing to invest in aged-care and healthcare to ensure that all Victorians are looked after.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Southern Metropolitan Nina Taylor

“This facility will be a great addition to our local community and give elderly people, and their families, the support they need for many years to come.”

“This facility is part of our plan to modernise public aged care and support our most vulnerable older Victorians.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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