The project will add another two-storey 50-bed wing from the 2016-17 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR) to the Not For Profit’s existing 40-bed aged care facility.
The Government has kicked in $3.68 million for the expansion from its $841 million Building Better Regions Fund while Whiddon is providing the remaining $11 million.
The new wing will also feature an education centre, dedicated high-needs care facilities and an expanded dementia care wing.
“This extension will help us further invest and grow in the region while providing employment opportunities to the local community and care support for people with high-care needs,” Whiddon CEO Chris Mamarelis said.
Pictured from left: Regan Stathers (Whiddon), Gail Lynch (Whiddon Temora), Bill Duck (Whiddon Temora resident), Chris Mamarelis (Whiddon CEO), Belinda Wood (Whiddon Temora) and Cr Rick Firman (Temora Shire Mayor).