WA Country Health Service name new residential care facility in Carnarvon

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A $19.1 million residential aged care facility in Carnarvon, a coastal tone 900km north of Perth’s CBD, has been named Gnullingoo Mia Residential Care, which means ‘our home’ in the local Inggarda language.

WA Country Health Service consulted with the Bundiyarra-Irra Wangga Language Centre and senior Inggarda elders on an inclusive Inggarda name for the 38-bed facility, which will be built next to Carnarvon Hospital to enable integration with other health services, the WA Government said in a media release.

Gnullingoo Mia Residential Care is on track with practical completion expected in late 2021, enabling new residents to occupy the facility in early 2022. The builds on the redevelopment of the Carnarvon Health Campus completed in 2016.