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4th October 2023 Dementia

$580K ward redevelopment opens at Noarlunga Hospital

Whittaker Ward ribbon

Older patients at Noarlunga Hospital and those with dementia or cognitive impairment now have a purpose-built space adapted to their needs following a redevelopment of its Whittaker Ward.

The upgrades include:

  • a new patient gym
  • diversional therapy space
  • occupational therapy kitchen
  • fully refurbished nurses station
  • new staff kitchen and meeting area
  • and larger medical office.

A sensory garden is also coming soon.

The Hospital Research Foundation Group proudly contributed $580,000 to the project, alongside $400,000 from the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN).

Whittaker Ward has 25-beds at the Noarlunga Hospital and provides hospital-based specialist rehabilitation services to people aged over 65, including patients with dementia or cognitive impairment. Staff support patients with daily activities to help them retain these functions and safely return to community living.