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Camperdown Aged Care redevelopment update – April 2023

  • residential aged care
  • Redevelopment
  • Merindah Lodge
Wednesday, 26 Apr 2023

The development of our new $39.6M Camperdown Aged Care facility continues to progress. All designs have been completed and signed off and the project now moves into the final engagement stage. Key stakeholder groups of staff, residents, families, relevant auxiliaries and First Nations representatives have provided valuable input into the decision making for wayfinding and the naming of the new facility.

‘Including our residents, family members and all staff in the decision making processes has allowed our close knit community to have personal association to the new space and has proven to be appreciated by our existing residents,’ says Merindah Lodge Aged Care Services manager Leanne Lucas.

The new facility, to replace the existing Merindah Lodge, will open in 2025.

A key element of the new design ensures the building is dementia and aged person friendly. To achieve this the Dementia Australia Quality Dementia Care Initiative Action Plan 2022-2023 has been a high-priority focus throughout our consultation exercises, and has been reflected throughout the feedback from all stakeholders and staff. Dementia Australia has also had input, reviewed and approved the design.

The appointment of a builder is expected at the end of June. Commencement of construction will follow soon after.

Camperdown Aged Care Redevelopment project manager Janine Dureau-Finn says the project is progressing exceptionally well, with the design stages completed and construction scheduled to commence mid year.

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Photo 1: Merindah Lodge residents have taken part in the naming and wayfinding consultations for our new Camperdown Aged Care facility. From left, Merindah Lodge manager Leanne Lucas with Nora Sullivan, Grace Rounds, SWH Camperdown Aged Care Redevelopment project manager Janine Dureau-Finn and Jean Gaut. Photo 2: An artist impression of the state-of-the-art facility. Photo 3: SWH staff have also participated in the all-important naming and wayfinding consultations.

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