New VIC aged care facility in Kew reaches milestone

A new 90-bed state-of-the-art aged care facility is starting to take shape at St George’s Health Service in Kew.


Victoria's Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan met with representatives from Cockram Constructions Australian (Icon) and St Vincent’s Health Melbourne to tour the construction site as the concrete slab was being poured.


Works are progressing on the aged care facility which is to be run by St Vincent’s Hospital Incorporated.


The new facility will ensure residents have access to services that meet the modern expectations and standards of residential aged care, particularly for those with complex needs.


It will include two separate three-storey ‘houses’ each accommodating 15 residents per floor in environments with garden outlooks and domestic-style kitchens.


The Victorian Government’s $55.57 million development is designed to support those with high care needs and will also include 30 aged persons’ mental health beds. The layout provides flexibility and can be varied in response to community needs as they change.


Located with St George’s Health Service, residents will have easy access to a range of medical, rehabilitation and allied health care services, as well as a new onsite ambulance branch.


The facility is due to be completed by the end of 2019.


4 March 2019.