Extra $30 million announced for Repat Site

An extra $30 million in funding has been committed to Reactivating the Repat site, taking the total investment in the project from both the State and Federal Governments to almost $110 million.

The extra funding announced will provide dozens of jobs during construction works and create facilities for people with dementia and care transition requirements, including:

12 bed specialist ward

A 12 bed specialist ward for older patients with complex medical care needs will be created.

Ward 20 on the Repat site will be reconfigured into 2 x 6 bed pods to provide the specialised treatment of complex dementia patients who are assessed as having acute medical conditions.

The refurbishment and modification of Ward 20 is expected to be completed by the end of next year.

Ward 20 will transfer services at Noarlunga Hospital to take advantage of co-location and provide specialist services for people with dementia.

The repurposed Ward 20 will be appropriately located alongside the new 18 bed Neuro-Behavioural Unit and the 78 bed Dementia Care Facility.

Overhead concept view of the Dementia Care facility

26 bed care transition facility

A 26 bed care transition facility will be developed, to create a South Australian hub for people living with dementia and those transitioning to home or an aged care facility following acute care treatment.

Heritage wards at the Repat site will be refitted for the construction of 26 care transition beds, which form part the first phase of works to be completed in 2020.

Dementia Care room