The Kiama Council will start construction on the Blue Haven Aged Care Centre – using 52 additional bed licences originally awarded back in the 2006 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR).
The 3.3 ha old Kiama Hospital site will be redeveloped with a 134-bed aged care facility, 59 independent living units and 18 assisted living units, next to a newly opened $3.6M allied health centre offering services including dental, physiotherapy and specialist clinics.
The $70M project will transfer 82 beds from the Council’s existing 30-year-old Blue Haven Nursing Home to the site, while their co-located 203-unit retirement village will stay in its current location.
The project is being partly funded by $8M from the NSW Government under the Restart NSW Illawarra Infrastructure Fund.
Pictured: An artist’s impression of the aged care development.