A RECENTLY unveiled $30 million care centre at the Royal Australian Air Force Association of WA’s aged care facility in Bull Creek has received an industry award.
The Alice Ross-King Care Centre, named in honour of the celebrated World War I nurse, won the Innovation and Best Practice category in this year’s Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) Excellence in Care Awards.
RAAFA chief executive John Murray said the Alice Ross-King Care Centre had 102 single bedrooms with private ensuites, in addition to a dementia-specific care wing.
“RAAFA strives for excellence in every area we operate in and we’re delighted that our Alice Ross-King Care Centre, which represents a truly modern approach to how the aged care industry can respond to the individual care needs of aging people in our community, has won this sought-after industry award,” he said.
“We’re very proud to have been recognised by Australia’s peak not-for-profit aged care industry body and this accolade reflects how hard our staff have worked to make our new centre the huge success it has become.
“We’re focused on responding to the individual needs and choices of each of our residents, rather than taking a ‘one size fits all’ approach traditionally seen in aged care, and this has have been recognised by ACSA in the awarding of this accolade.”
The centre – which has been open for 13 months – has generated more than 80 jobs for the local community across a variety of vocations, including nursing, care provision, allied health, administration and hospitality.
The ACSA Excellence in Care Awards recognise not-for-profit aged care providers and individuals working in aged and community care in WA.