Construction begins on 18 bed Neurobehavioural Unit

Construction has commenced on a specialised 18 bed Neurobehavioural Unit (NBU) at the reactivated Repat site.

The NBU will care for people living with dementia, whose behavioural and psychological symptoms mean their needs can’t be met in mainstream residential care.

The design of the facility had input from people with lived experience of dementia, bringing together families of past Oakden residents as well as carers of people living with dementia to improve services for residents with dementia and their loved ones.

The NBU will include videoconferencing and telehealth facilities so the expertise of staff can be easily shared with clinicians in regional and remote areas.

The NBU will be located alongside a repurposed Ward 20, which will care for patients with both complex dementia with acute medical conditions, and HammondCare’s 78 bed Dementia Care Facility.