Presbyterian Aged Care (PAC) can announce that our Newcastle -Stockton- residential aged care service will undergo a major upgrade commencing in the second half of 2019. Along with installation of new air conditioning, new phone systems, and new nurse call systems throughout the facility, the dementia care unit will be relocated to another area of the building and refurbished.
Upgrades of bedrooms, ensuites, and common areas will take place in the Pelican wing (existing dementia wing), Black Swan wing (future dementia wing) and Sandpiper wings. Specialised landscaping will also create a dementia-friendly sensory garden.
The construction cost estimate is approximately $8.5 million, not including the new air conditioning, phone, and nurse call systems. The 15 month project is expected to be complete around October 2020, and it will provide fresh, modern, and technologically advanced accommodation that is expected in the big cities to the suburbs of Newcastle.