Coffs aged care wins $26 million funding boost

AGED care on the Coffs Coast is being brought into the 21st Century, thanks to a $26 million investment by Catholic Healthcare.

After three years of planning, aged care services at St Augustine's and St Joseph's in Coffs Harbour are being refurbished so senior residents can enjoy state-of-the-art services.

Residential aged care general manager Wendy Jeskie said the $26 million investment by Catholic Healthcare provides local seniors and their visiting families with a contemporary and convenient living environment.

"The future development will bring Extra Services Aged Care, which will provide residents with more choice in accommodation and includes luxurious decor, Cable TV connection, increased entertaining areas and private reception and lounge areas," Ms Jeskie said.

"Catholic Healthcare is investing in the future of the Coffs Coast community as well as making sure our current residents enjoy the best of living environments."

"We know our residents are going to love inviting family and friends to their new home to entertain or simply catch up."

Construction has commenced on the new 56 room extension at St Joseph's, with 26 of the rooms set aside for high care extra service for a new standard of living for high care residents.

A special ceremony will be held on Friday October 24 to mark Catholic Healthcare's refurbishment of the services, with ceremonies at St Augustine's at 10.30am and at St Joseph's at 2pm.

Catholic Healthcare is a not-for-profit provider of aged, community and healthcare services in NSW through residential aged care communities, seniors living accommodation, hospitals and community services.

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