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(from left) Catholic Healthcare MD David Maher, Bishop Peter Comensoli, Hornsby Shire Mayor Steve Russell, Berowra MP Julian Leeser. Photo: Catholic Healthcare

Catholic Health begins construction of Waitara aged-care facility

Catholic Healthcare has commenced construction of a new aged-care facility at McQuoin Park in Waitara, in the northern suburbs of Sydney. The sod-turning ceremony was attended by the local mayor and the federal MP, who is seeking re-election.

The new facility will include a residential aged-care service, retirement living units, a health and wellness centre, and onsite respite and community services. There will also be a curated care centre for people living with dementia. Adding to the lifestyle aspect will be a cafe, a playground, a chapel and communal dining spaces.

“Catholic Healthcare is looking forward to continuing to offer a high standard of aged-care services to the seniors of the region,” Catholic Healthcare general manager of residential care Anne Maree Hodgson said. “The private bedrooms with ensuites will be roomy enough for families to gather, plus there will also be lounge and sitting rooms, activities areas and a chapel for communal gatherings. And the retirement village will offer [options] for seniors who wish to live an active and social lifestyle.”

The development is expected to cost $120 million and be completed by 2020.

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