History

In the early 1960’s The Apex Club of Gympie recognised a need for an aged care facility in Gympie so a committee was established and public support called for.

A small group of Gympie residents led the campaign to raise funds and it was not long before other service clubs, community and church groups assisted to raise the initial funds needed to build a facility.

On 11th December 1965 the building known as Zane Lodge was opened to provide accommodation for 32 residents with provisions for married couples as well. Built on 3-acres the estimated costs of building the facility were at that time £75,000.

In 1979 an additional block of twelve rooms was added to the facility along with a new laundry in 1999 and a new multipurpose room in 2003 incorporating a Chapel.

Clarkson wing was opened in 2008 and included 34 single rooms with private ensuites, an Administration area, Café, Doctor’s Clinic and areas for activities. In 2012 a five-bed extension was added and overhead hoist systems installed for 15 rooms.

In 2015 the Davidson wing, a 24-bed memory support unit was opened.

In 2016, Hibiscus, a 50-bed building was completed, with residents moving in early in 2017.

Jacaranda Lodge was opened in mid 2019 and added another 50 beds to the facility, including a step-down dementia area, Fern.