Mercy Aged Care Services to replace “very tired” Rockhampton home with $30M development

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Not For Profit Catholic organisation Mercy Aged Care Services Central Queensland is to build a new $30 million 91-bed, two-storey building on the site of its Bethany home in the city of Rockhampton, 636km northeast of Brisbane’s CBD.

The new building, to be known as The Range, includes independent rooms, living areas, patios, servery, nurses’ station, a stand-alone kitchen building, garden area and basement car park for 34 vehicles.

“The Bethany Building has served us very, very well but for almost 50 years,” said Mercy Health and Aged Care Rockhampton Executive officer and Director of Nursing, Lesley Schneider.

“It has had numerous renovations over the years but it won’t meet standards anymore.”

Bethany has shared facilities, with two or three people to a room.

Mercy Health and Aged Care, received $9 million in the Federal Government’s final ACAR infrastructure allocation in August.