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Major Expansion of Aged Care Facility in Murray Bridge

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A major expansion and refurbishment project at the Rural City of Murray Bridge’s Lerwin Aged Care Facility has been approved by Council.

The expansion of the Lerwin Aged Care Facility will add a new wing with 20 single rooms and a new courtyard and will involve converting 15 twin rooms to single rooms with upgraded ensuite bathrooms, along with the refurbishment of the existing courtyard, lounge room and cafe. 

Council at its meeting of 9 December 2019 voted unanimously to proceed with the
expansion and refurbishment project and to appoint a contractor to commence work in early 2020.

“This exciting investment will improve access to residential aged care in Murray Bridge and ensure that modern, resident-centred support is there for local older people now and into the future.”

“As part of our commitment to our residents, we are proud to be building capacity and creating comfortable environments that our most vulnerable can call home. The provision of the extension will provide an area with improved secure space for residents with dementia, along with a spacious contemporary courtyard for residents and families to enjoy” said Mayor Brenton Lewis.

The works will commence in early 2020 and will take about 12 months to complete.

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