Breaking ground at The Bays at Hastings

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State of the art: Gael Traa, Janice Danaher, and Elena Allen in front of an artist’s impression of The Bays at Hastings. Picture: Yanni

WORK has started on the first stage of the 120-bed The Bays Aged Care Home at Hastings. It is part of a $20 million development expected to open in January 2020.

“We are ready for this exciting state-of-the-art home to become a reality,” The Bays Healthcare Group chairman Adrian Wischer said.

“Since 2017 The Bays aged care has been at full capacity as a sought after home for ageing residents.  The building of the new home will enable more of our community to access our services.

“Our new home will have the flexibility to provide choice for couples. It includes comfortable and spacious private as well as communal dining, lounge areas, terraces, courtyards and outdoor spaces providing a comprehensive range of lifestyle choices.”

A commemoration service was held prior to the demolition of the Hastings Bush Nursing Hospital to make way for the redevelopment in October 2017. Many residents and community members who were involved with the hospital gathered and shared their memories, including Pink Ladies president Janice Danaher, the family of Robert Haywood, Shirley Davis, Fred Bayne and Dr Graham Cato OAM.

The Bays Healthcare Group is a not-for-profit organisation which runs The Bays Aged Care and Dialysis Service at Hastings, and The Bays Hospital at Mornington. The Bays does not receive any government funding. All funds generated by the hospital are reinvested into state-of-the-art equipment, facilities and services to best serve patients and residents.

First published in the Western Port News – 13 November 2018

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