Bulli Aged Care Centre of Excellence In Final Stages Of Construction

28 Feb 2019 health 2529 2727

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward MP has today attended a topping out ceremony to mark the final stage of construction of the Bulli Aged Care Centre of Excellence, which is expected to be complete by late 2019.

Mr Ward was joined by the Liberal Candidate for Keira Chris Atlee and the Liberal Candidate for Wollongong Zach Fitzpatrick. 

“Today marks the important project milestone known as topping out, so to mark this milestone a tree will transported via crane to level three of where the plant room will be located once the project is complete,” Mr Ward said.

“Construction of the $50.4M Bulli Aged Care Centre of Excellence has reached its highest point, bringing the project a step closer to completion. The NSW Government is contributing $33.8 million to the project, with an additional $16.6 million being contributed by IRT Group.

“The Bulli Aged Care Centre of Excellence is an innovative collaboration between Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District and IRT.

“The new $50.4 million Centre of Excellence has been specifically tailored to meet the requirements of the local population.

“The project will see the construction of a new facility opposite the existing Bulli Hospital, to transform the site into a centre of excellence focussed on geriatric medicine.  

“A 60-suite residential care centre operated by IRT will be co-located on site.

The new Aged Centre of Excellence will deliver:

  • 60 aged care beds managed by Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District;
  • 60 residential care suites managed by IRT;
  • An Urgent Primary Care Centre that will continue to provide medical services for Northern Illawarra residents and visitors who present with minor illnesses and injuries between the hours of 7am and 10pm;
  • Ambulatory care services including medical, nursing and allied health outpatient services;
  • On site clinical support services including medical imaging, pathology and pharmacy; and
  • A range of non-clinical support services including food and nutrition, cleaning and asset maintenance.

“The Centre of Excellence will become a leader in the provision of aged care across the Illawarra region.

“Construction is expected to be completed by late 2019,” Mr Ward concluded.