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Premier Mark McGowan and Hall & Prior CEO Graeme Prior. Picture: REBECCA MANSELL

New aged care facility on track

A NEW residential aged care precinct in High Wycombe is due to open in December.

Once completed Karingal Green Aged Care Precinct will offer high-level, 24/7 care services in accordance with world’s best practice and include 160 beds dedicated to caring for those with all levels of aged care needs.  

There will also be specialist services for eight young disabled residents, four severely disabled residents, eight residents with Parkinson’s disease and 14 with severe dementia.

Construction of the Hall & Prior-owned and operated project, which is on Hawkevale Rd, started in June this year.

Karingal Green will  also be home to an education, learning and development centre along  with an auditorium.

Hall & Prior chief  executive officer Graeme Prior said Karingal Green would be a  purpose-built space for healing and soothing the soul, with access to  state-of-the-art amenities including a therapeutic pool, wellness centre, gymnasium, café, cinema and a primary and allied health  clinic.

On Wednesday, October 10 Premier Mark McGowan, Senior Australians and Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt and Home Affairs Assistant Minister Linda Reynolds were on site to break ground.

Mr McGowan said  the precinct would be  a welcome addition to  supporting Western  Australia and its ageing  population.

“Once built, Karingal Green through its standout facilities, is  expected to offer a new and innovative approach to aged care in WA,’’ he said.

Kalamunda MLA Matthew Hughes welcomed the start of the project. 

“The facility when completed will go a long way to providing much needed additional operational residential aged care beds for the district,’’ he said. 

“But there remains a significant shortage of high needs residential aged care in the electorate of Kalamunda.

“I am very pleased that the WA government has taken steps to address the identification of suitable land for residential aged care by the establishment early this year of the interagency working group on aged care availability and to be an ex officio member of the group.”

The $90 million project has been supported by the federal Department of Health contributing $12m of capital funding support, $41m in senior debt from National Australia Bank and subordinated finance from the Fire and  Emergency Services  Superannuation Fund.

About Anita

Anita Mcinnes received a highly commended in the 2009 WA Media Awards suburban section for her reporting. Two of her sons were born at Swan District Hospital and for many years she was a partner in a small business, which operated in the Gingin-Muchea-Bullsbrook area. As a mature age student Anita studied journalism at Curtin University before working in Busselton, Dunsborough and Rockingham with West Regionals. She says the best part of her job is meeting eastern suburb residents and visiting the many attractions in the area.

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