In a landmark occasion for the health of South Australians, the construction of two complex dementia wards has been completed as part of the Marshall Liberal Government’s historic reactivation of the Repat Health Precinct.
The milestone on the Repat site is an important step in ensuring members of the community have access to specialised dementia services, closer to home and when they need it.
Patients living with complex dementia can now be cared for in these state-of-the-art facilities. The home-like environment is specially tailored to caring for our loved ones with dementia and includes:
- A specialised sensory room
- Supported way finding aimed at reducing confusion
- Continuous walking paths for better movement
- Open spaces and gardens.
The unique design has had input from people with lived experience of dementia, and families and carers, to create a space to better support the needs of people with dementia.
We're delivering on our promise to reactivate the Repat and turn it into a health precinct for all South Australians.
To see inside the completed wards, that make the most of the assets that were already on the site (and nearly lost!), click on the video below: