VMCH congratulates leading interior designer, de Fiddes, for winning an international award for its work in the refurbishment of our specialist dementia care unit, Lady Lourdes House.
The company took out the ‘Best Dementia Care Design Project’ in the category ‘Leading Experts in Aged Care Interior Design – Australia’ at the 2022 Build Home and Garden Awards in March.
Located within our St Bernadette’s Aged Care Residence in Sunshine North, Lady Lourdes House provides specialist care, designed to support people with severe symptoms of dementia by helping to reduce and stabilise dementia behaviours, promote greater independence and improve their quality of life.
Managing Director Debbie de Fiddes said winning the award was an “honour”, and though the project wasn’t without its challenges, it was successful because VMCH shared its passion to make a positive difference in people’s lives.
“We worked closely with the team at VMCH who all had different areas of expertise but all working towards the same goal – improving the conditions for residents who live within aged care. Together we produced an amazing environment that not only works for residents but also for staff.”