A new age for the el­derly

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

THE Moss­man District Nurs­ing Home In­cor­po­rated is one step closer to achiev­ing its goal of build­ing an aged care fa­cil­ity in Moss­man.

Last Mon­day was the of­fi­cial un­veil­ing of the sign that marks the 10,000sq m land for the fu­ture es­tab­lish­ment of the aged care fa­cil­ity on the John­ston Rd site.

MDNHI chair­woman Marj Nor­ris said this has been a long time com­ing for the fa­cil­ity, which is a joint ven­ture with the Sal­va­tion Army’s aged care branch.

“It has been quite a jour­ney and it started 15 years ago when the coun­cil found there was a high need for age care in the com­mu­nity,” Marj said.

The next step will be in De­cem­ber when it is hoped bed li­censes will be al­lo­cated and cap­i­tal fund­ing sought for the pro­posed 42-bed high-care fa­cil­ity.

Ready to go: The Moss­man District Nurs­ing Home Inc cel­e­brate the win with coun­cil­lor Ju­lia Leu

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