Aged/Disability Care and Training Facility – Lyell McEwin Health Precinct
Health, ageing and disability
- Create 144 new jobs through building, operations, training in new ways of working, and joint venture initiatives
- Increase the likelihood of older people living healthier and more productive lives
- Support the development of new choices of consumer directed aged care. This will be measured by a decrease in the use of health and aged care services and an increase in productivity
- Create a centre for student placements that teach new approaches to ageing.
The successful ViTA aged care model of long term, short term, transitional care, rehabilitation and education and innovation will be extended into northern Adelaide. Located adjacent to the Lyell McEwin Hospital, in an expanded health and medical precinct, the services offered by ViTA will give northern Adelaide residents access to the latest technology and clinical and social practices to build independence when facing ageing, chronic disease and loss.
ViTA’s reablement approach ensures that people who access these services have both the physical capability and confidence to carry out their daily activities, giving them the best chance of remaining in their homes and living productive lives.
Over 1000 student placements per year will provide practical learning opportunities in these new approaches to productive ageing. It is proposed that students and consumers are co-located, with various accommodation options made available for both students and consumers, as well as a “medi-hotel” for the community.
ViTA North proposes a partnership between SA Health, UniSA, TAFE, Playford Council, ACH Group and others.
Estimated project value
Commonwealth bed allocation decision expected in March 2016
Mr Mike Rungie
Chief Executive Officer
Phone (08) 8159 3600
Web ACH Group