9 August 2019 11.45am
The following statement is attributable to Paul Sadler, CEO Presbyterian Aged Care.
PAC Wescott, Stockton has suffered severe roof damage in this morning’s strong winds. The roof over the Ibis Wing has been partially blown off. There are currently no reports of injuries to any residents, staff or other people. Other parts of the facility are operating as normal as the damage is contained to only one area.
Emergency services including the SES, Fire Brigade and Ambulance are attending and PAC is cooperating with them to secure the environment.
30 residents in the upstairs Ibis Wing have been moved to safety in other parts of PAC Wescott.
We are liaising with family members and the emergency services to arrange temporary accommodation for these residents. PAC Wescott will be able to house some of them in other rooms, and we are currently making arrangements with other local residential care providers for the interim accommodation of the remaining residents.
We are following our emergency plan as we respond to the situation.
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A ministry of the Presbyterian Church, PAC exists to provide care and accommodation for older people, with a commitment to excellence inspired by the life and teachings of Jesus. It operates 9 aged care homes, 10 home care and support services and 15 retirement villages in NSW and the ACT, providing care and accommodation to around 2,000 people.