Baptcare breaks ground at multi-million dollar aged care extension in Werribee

BAPTCARE today broke ground at the 120-bed extension to its Wyndham Lodge Community, situated in Werribee.

Baptcare Chief Executive, Graham Dangerfield said the extension to the residential aged care facility, worth about $20 million, reaffirms Baptcare’s commitment to addressing the shortage of aged care beds in the region.

Site mobilisation commenced in November last year and construction is scheduled to complete in mid-2016.

Mr Dangerfield said Baptcare acquired the facility in 2011 and also plans to refurbish the existing 30-bed facility before the end of 2016.

“The existing component will be fully integrated with the extension, providing a 150-bed facility on completion.”

Wyndham City Council Mayor, Cr Peter Maynard said the City is thrilled to have such a great care facility within its borders. “The Baptcare centre adds to the ever-increasing list of valuable resources available to our residents.”