Karingal Green aged care facility to be built in High Wycombe

Stephen Price, Labor candidate for Forrestfield with Rhonda Harvey, CEO of Shire of Kalamunda, Nathan Morton, Member for Forrestfield, John Day Health Minister and Member for Kalamunda, Andrew Waddell, President of Shire of Kalamunda and Graeme Prior, Chief Executive of Hall and Prior.
Stephen Price, Labor candidate for Forrestfield with Rhonda Harvey, CEO of Shire of Kalamunda, Nathan Morton, Member for Forrestfield, John Day Health Minister and Member for Kalamunda, Andrew Waddell, President of Shire of Kalamunda and Graeme Prior, Chief Executive of Hall and Prior.

PLANS for a new aged care facility have been announced in the High Wycombe area by providers, Hall and Prior.

The buildings are expected to be completed in late 2019.

The Karingal Green Residential Aged Care Facility will be built by Hall and Prior, who expect to spend $67 million on the project.

Hall and Prior CEO Graeme Prior is set to appoint a builder later this year.

The Commonwealth Government has contributed $12 million towards the project and said the money will be paid back at zero interest.

Other funders include the National Australia Bank with $37 million and an anonymous donor who gave $13 million.

Mr Prior said the residential care service will cater for high-dependency residents, as well as other care alternatives.

β€œA specialist dementia care program will be run from one part of the facility,” he said.

β€œIn addition, Karingal Green will include a residential wing of eight beds specifically for the care and lifestyle needs of younger residents, aged 60 or less, who require 24/7 care support, but currently have limited ability to access these services in the Perth Eastern Metropolitan region.”

Mr Prior said the facility would offer 250 jobs. The building will be constructed opposite the Gladys Newton Reserve.