Dates set for start to aged care centre
CONSTRUCTION of the long awaited Mossman Aged Care facility is expected to begin in April.
According to the Salvation Army’s Aged Care Plus, which will manage the facility, road widening and infrastructure discussions are concluding with Douglas Shire Council and utility providers.
External civil works are anticipated to start in February, including road works and underground services like sewage, stormwater and water supply.
Tenders for these works close tomorrow (Friday) to determine the successful provider.
Architectural plans are in the final stages of approvals and construction of the building is expected to begin in April.
The community will have the opportunity to learn all about the development, with a meeting to be held on April 18 to share updates.
“The new facility will break down the barriers for residents living in Mossman to accessing aged care services which are currently up to 80km away,” says Aged Care Plus CEO Sharon Callister.
Secretary for the Mossman District Nursing Home Inc., Shirley Vico, knows just how much this rural community requires local aged care services.
“The new Aged Care Plus Centre will take the pressure off concerned families, as many individuals in the community have had to travel distances up to 80km to receive appropriate care,” she said.
The 42-bed residential aged care Centre will provide industry leading spiritual, physical and emotional care for all local residents.
The new facility will break down the barriers for residents living in Mossman to accessing aged care services which are up to 80km away
Sharon Callister, CEO, Aged Care Plus