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Plans underway for a new era of aged care in Manjimup

BaptistCare is in the early stages of planning for a contemporary new residential aged care facility to service Manjimup and its surrounding communities.

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Plans underway for a new era of aged care in Manjimup

19 January 2021

News | Aged Care Homes

Baptistcare is in the early stages of planning for a contemporary new residential aged care facility to service Manjimup and its surrounding communities.

We are working on finalising a long-term lease agreement with the Shire of Manjimup for a two-hectare parcel of land located next to the Manjimup Hospital.

The lease will allow Baptistcare to commence feasibility studies and community consultation for a new facility, eventually replacing Moonya Residential Care in Ipsen Way, Manjimup.

CEO Russell Bricknell said the vision for a purpose-built aged care complex next door to the hospital reflects Baptistcare’s commitment to meeting the aging population’s growing needs in the State’s Southern Forests region.

“The site is an excellent location for a modern residential aged care facility, giving future residents quick and easy access to a range of medical services and hospital care when required,” he said.

“This means there will be less demand for Manjimup’s volunteer patient transport service.”

Mr Bricknell said once a lease agreement is finalised, Baptistcare will start engaging with stakeholders and the local community to better understand the aged care needs of seniors and their families in the Manjimup district.

“We want to take the time to listen to the community and carefully design a residential living concept that reflects a new era of aged care for the Southern Forests region.”

Baptistcare hopes to plan and construct its new Manjimup facility over three years following the signing of the land lease agreement.

“Moonya Residential Care will continue to operate as normal, and keeping our residents, their families, and our employees up to date on the progress of the new facility will be a priority,” said Mr Bricknell.

Baptistcare will continue to work closely with the Shire of Manjimup on the proposed development.

Plans and design concepts will be subject to both Shire and Baptistcare Board approval.

For more information about Residential Care, please follow this link or contact us on 1300 275 227.