- Carnarvon's $19.9 million residential aged and palliative care facility Gnullingoo Mia has reached practical completion
- New facility to provide culturally appropriate aged and palliative care services on country and close to home
- Project moves to client commissioning phase with installation of furniture and equipment including ICT
Carnarvon's $19.9 million Gnullingoo Mia residential aged and palliative care facility has reached practical completion.
With construction works complete, WA Country Health Service (WACHS) now moves to the client commissioning phase that will see the installation of furniture and equipment including ICT, ahead of welcoming existing residents from Poinciana Lodge in late October.
Gnullingoo Mia has been designed to support contemporary models of care with accommodation for couples and family members.
The 38-bed facility will also provide palliative care for residents with life-limiting conditions and will be home to sensory gardens as well as local native vegetation - ensuring residents feel comfortable and welcome in their home away from home.
The facility is co-located at Carnarvon Hospital - enabling integration with other health services and specialties ensuring residents have the very best clinical care close at hand.
An official opening for Gnullingoo Mia will occur later this year once residents and staff are settled into their new surroundings.
Comments attributed to Health Minister Roger Cook:
"The McGowan Government is delighted to announce Carnarvon's $19.9 million facility, Gnullingoo Mia Residential Care, reaching practical completion.
"This includes $5 million from the End of Life and Palliative Care initiative to provide bespoke facilities for residents who may require permanent and respite care and those reaching end-of-life.
"While WACHS will spend the next few weeks in the client commissioning phase; I expect it will be able to welcome residents from Poinciana Lodge in late October."
Comments attributed to Mining and Pastoral MLC Kyle McGinn:
"The new digs are bigger, better and best of all it means local residents don't have to leave the Gascoyne to access the care they need.
"The new facility more than doubles the size of the old facility which only had 16 beds.
"We have ensured their new home is fit-for-purpose - featuring telehealth-enabled facilities, accommodation for couples and family members and offering the very best in integrated residential aged and palliative care."
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