SOUTHERN Cross Care’s new $55 million aged care facility, Fairway Rise Lifestyle Village at Rosny, has been officially opened.
With official duties completed by the Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator Mitch Fifeld, last month, Fairway Rise is Southern Cross Care’s largest facility in the state.
Chairman Ray Groom said in the past decade Southern Cross Care had invested more than $120 million into new retirement villages and aged care facilities across the state, including $55 million at the Eastern Shore facility.
Offering 91 beds, Fairway Rise is already at 66 per cent of its capacity, despite welcoming the first aged care residents to the facility only a few months ago.
Fairway Rise has a secure dementia unit and is built over two levels with panoramic views of the River Derwent.
Fairway Rise boasts spacious individual rooms with ensuites, with the latest IT infrastructure, as well as television, phone and “nurse bell call” technology.
The village includes a large modern kitchen and dining room with a dedicated chef, a café, library, wellness centre and a hairdressing salon.
Mr Groom said the state-of-the-art village not only provided an essential service for residents of the Eastern Shore, but it had also given a major boost to the local economy.
“The official opening marked the completion of the $55 million Fairway Rise Retirement Village,” he said.
“Three hundred jobs were created during the construction phase and 100 jobs on a permanent basis.
“The successful completion of this project would not have been possible without the support of local, state and federal governments.”
For more information about Fairway Rise go to www.fairwayrise.com.au