Building work at aged care home gathers momentum
Building work at a Woy Woy aged care home has been gathering momentum with finer weather over the last month, according to its chief executive.
Blue Wave Living chief executive Mr Matt Downie said the construction area now had a roof on its eastern end.
"A major part of our works is a complete re-build and extension of our existing main kitchen.
"This does require us to shut down the main kitchen for a couple of months while these works are underway.
"We expect this to occur from mid-September," said Mr Downie.
"At that point, we will transfer the bulk of our cooking across to the Shores kitchen, including the transfer of ovens and equipment across there to facilitate this."
It will also be supported by the Palm Sails kitchen.
"During the period from mid-September through to mid-November, there may need to be some changes to the planned menu due to the change in operations.
"However the team are committed to minimising these and ensuring a continued high quality of meals to all in care.
"While the works in the main kitchen are underway, we will temporarily be relocating the dining area for our residents into the Village Square area.
"This will allow us to set up a temporary servery space and provides a dining space away from the noise of the works underway in the main kitchen.
"Other works currently underway on the eastern side of the Shores Building includes the roughing in of a variety of services, and insulation and sheeting of walls.
"The western side is now seeing framing going up, and within a few weeks the roof sheeting will be installed.
"Some initial works are beginning in the two central courtyards.
"However we have been hit by supply chain challenges with some materials.
"Hardwood timber is still on back order.
"We are hopeful that this will be resolved soon."
Newsletter, 31 Aug 2022
Matt Downie, Blue Wave Living