Padman’s Premier Health Care behind 110 bed aged and child care facility for Adelaide

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Viv and Florence Padman’s Premier Health Care, the second incarnation aged care company started by the married couple (pictured below) in 2017, is behind plans (pictured above) for an aged care with child care facility in Adelaide.

The three-storey facility will be built from the ground up on an existing vacant block in Findon, 6.5km northwest of Adelaide’s CBD, that was bought in 2015.

Adelaide architects Kirkbride Boyce has lodged the plans with South Australia’s State Commission Assessment Panel.

The ground floor of the development is proposed to have a child care centre with a capacity to accommodate 60 children, a cafe with up to 30 seats, a pharmacy, two consulting rooms and associated reception area, a memory support (dementia) facility with 22 beds and ancillary facilities including a gymnasium for use of residents only.

Andrew Kirkbride, of Kirkbride Boyce Architects, said the facility would provide something unique to Adelaide, with its eye-catching design and mixture of aged care and child care.

“The idea behind it was to get the whole of the community involved in the facility,” he said.

“Also, a lot of staff who work in aged care need to have care for their children, so it’s bringing a real family focus (to the project).”

Premier Health Care has a firm footing in the sector with The Waterford@Hervey Bay, The Menzies@Pacific Paradise, The Carlyle on Cross and The Claridge Residential Care. It also has plans to develop Upper Coomera on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

Viv and Florence formerly operated 13 facilities with 900 beds under Padman Health Care. They sold to Quadrant Private Equity in 2014 who were building the Estia stable.