Fresh Hope Care to close its aged care home in Thirroul, NSW, before a rebuild

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NSW Not For Profit Fresh Hope Care has announced it will shut down its 34-bed McCauley Lodge at Thirroul in Wollongong in August.

“Fresh Hope Care has actively provided residential aged care and retirement living communities to the Thirroul community since 1965. Last year we shared with residents, staff and our neighbours that we were taking steps to review our site to design and build a new residential aged care and retirement living community to replace our current one, which is in need of a major upgrade,” said Lynn Bailey, Fresh Hope Care Director Seniors Communities.

“The requirements of aged care buildings mean we will not be able to continue to accommodate residents as we pursue our development application. As we will not compromise on the safety and health of our residents, we are left with no option but to propose the closure of McCauley Lodge Residential Care Service.”

Regional NSW has been hit badly by closures of residential aged care homes. Anglican Care announced last month that two homes would close, South Coast NSW owner/operator Warrigal last month said it would shut an aged care home, and Southern Cross Care NSW and ACT announced in February it would close two aged care homes.