Whiddon completes $13M upgrades

More than half of the funding went towards aged care homes in rural and remote towns.

New South Wales and Queensland not-for-profit aged care provider Whiddon has finished a two-year multimillion-dollar upgrade project across multiple sites.

A total of $13 million has gone towards the development and upgrade work with more than half of that going to Whiddon homes in rural and remote NSW.

Among them is the $6 million redevelopment at Whiddon Wingham, which was funded by matching $3 million investments from Whiddon and the Australian Government to enhance the lives of the home’s 69 residents.

New kitchen and common area at Whiddon Wingham

The provider’s homes in the fellow rural town of Narrabri and the remote town of Bourke have also undergone upgrades. Fifty resident rooms and common areas were renewed across the three homes, benefiting 300 residents and staff.

Narrabri received brand-new common areas, a dedicated palliative care space, an interactive home-style kitchen, refurbished dining areas, and new ensuite bathrooms.

Chris Mamarelis

Whiddon chief executive officer Chris Mamarelis said the recent works would enrich the lives of residents.

“This landmark investment underpins Whiddon’s commitment to regional and remote communities. Our residents deserve the best care possible and we’re so glad we’re able to deliver these new and vibrant environments,” he said.

The refurbishments also support older people to stay in the regional location. “These upgrades to our homes will help keep the people of Wingham, Narrabri and Bourke connected to their families and loved ones and this in turn enhances quality of life.

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