Site ready for the next stage of nursing home
MORE than $1 million of enabling infrastructure for the long-awaited Mossman nursing home has been completed in preparation for construction of the facility.
The completed work on the Johnston Rd site includes a new road and intersection upgrade with turning lanes, street lighting and underground works which significantly improve the drainage of Johnston Rd and Mossman hospital.
Mayor Julia Leu said it was satisfying to see the infrastructure completed and ready for construction of the long-awaited nursing home to begin.
“Our community has waited more than 20 years for this essential facility which will also provide substantial employment opportunities in the construction and operation of the nursing home,” Mayor Leu said.
The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus CEO Sharon Callister said talks with the contractor on the design were being finalised.
“Aged Care Plus is working hard to progress the development into the building phase, as the sooner this commences, the sooner we can provide industry-leading aged care services to the community,” Ms Callister said.
“Local residents will be able to stay connected to their families and community in a loving home environment.
“Aged Care Plus is also working with the local community to identify a suitable name for the Centre which celebrates the Douglas community.”
The 42-bed aged care centre will provide spiritual, physical and emotional care for residents and includes dedicated places to meet the needs of local indigenous people.
Work is scheduled to start in the coming months and is expected to be completed late 2018. Shire
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