Ground-breaking ceremony for 114-bed extension
A ground-breaking ceremony will be held to mark the start of construction of a 114-bed extension to an aged care facility ageing in Umina.
The ceremony at Peninsula Village today (March 25) is expected be attended by representatives from local schools, community groups and partner organisations.
Chief executive Mr Shane Neaves claimed the facility would "offer a standard of service not seen before on the Central Coast".
The new facility would include specialist aged, palliative and dementia care units all to be housed within separate hubs and accommodated on separate floors to ensure continuity of care between care staff and the residents, he said.
Surrounded by gardens, the new building would replace the existing amenities at Jack Aldous House.
Mr Neaves said: "Peninsula Villages has served the Peninsula community for over 40 years and this ground-breaking ceremony will be one of the most exciting moments in our history.
"Not only will this building be a huge boost for our premises, but also for the local economy and labour market, creating more jobs," Mr Neaves said.
All 114 rooms will be private suites with a bathroom.
Within each level, the rooms will also be split into distinct units, staffed "to ensure an uncompromising level of dedicated care".
Peninsula Villages board chair Ms Jan-Maree Tweedie said the development would keep the Umina site at the industry's forefront for decades to come.
"With an ageing population comes greater demand for not just aged care services, but services of a level we would all aspire to," Ms Tweedie said.
"The traditional focus on patient treatment and care remains, but with even more attention to comfort and enjoyment and, of course, with the best standards upheld to allow our residents to have consumer-directed care that is about meeting their needs as they change," she said.
The new three-storey 114-bed ageing in place building at Peninsula Villages is expected to be completed by late 2020.
Media release, 19 Mar 2019
Katey Small, Brilliant Logic