Anglicare Southern Queensland has announced it is expanding its Meilene Residential Aged Care home in Kalkie in Bundaberg to provide more opportunities for the community to access care locally. 

The redevelopment will see the home expand from 52 to 88 rooms, each fitted with air conditioning and include building a larger kitchen and landscaping.

The provider has appointed Hutchinson Builders to undertake the construction.

Anglicare Southern Queensland group manager for residential aged care and retirement villages Nick Hansen said the redevelopment would provide more locals with access to high-quality aged care.

“We know how important it is for people to access residential aged care in their own community, close to their family and friends, and the places that are special to them. We believe every older Australian should have that option,” Mr Hansen said.

The team at Meilene are working closely with residents and their families to minimise the impact of the work, Mr Hansen said.

The redevelopment will create employment opportunities for nursing and aged care staff, he said.

Hutchinson Builders team leader Cy Milburn said the construction project would require about 130 employees.

Main image: Meilene Residential Aged Care home

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