Victoria’s new Wantirna residential aged care facility is a step closer to being built with the Government commencing the tender phase to appoint a builder.
Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers, Luke Donnellan said the 120-bed, multi-level state-of-the-art aged care facility will provide the best care for older Victorians and is designed to be dementia-friendly for Victorians with complex care needs.
The facility will also include a community room, café, sacred space and other common areas designed to encourage social interactions between residents, staff, families and the community.
“The common spaces will provide opportunities for social interaction and activities which are integral to improved mental and physical health and quality of life,” said the Minister.
Located next to the existing Wantirna Health service, the facility will form part of the Wantirna Health Precinct, an integrated healthcare hub making it easier for aged care residents to access medical attention.
“Being within the Wantirna Health Precinct means residents will also be able to quickly and easily access health services if needed,” said Mr Donnellan
The Victorian Government expects to announce a builder in August 2020, with the start of construction to soon follow. The facility is scheduled for completion by mid-2022.
For more information about the Wantirna residential aged care facility visit www.vhhsba.vic.gov.au/health-infrastructure/wantirna-residential-aged-care