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Whiddon Redhead

· 120 Redhead Road Redhead 2290 Nsw

Residential aged care at Whiddon Redhead in Redhead, New South Wales

  • Permanent
  • Respite
  • Dementia
  • About the home

    Whiddon Redhead is a residential aged care facility located in the Hunter region of NSW, near Newcastle. It features 151 private and companion rooms, some with ensuites, and is adjacent to an independent living village and community care centre.

    The home provides various common areas like craft and TV rooms, dining facilities, and beauty salons. Outdoor spaces include well-kept gardens and courtyards with coastal and bush views.

    Whiddon Redhead prioritizes personalized care plans, collaborating with residents and their families to ensure care aligns with individual needs and preferences, fostering independence and enjoyment in a scenic coastal setting.

    • Gardens
    • Near to beach
    • Onsite hairdresser
    • Organised activities

    Top Rated Home in Redhead

    One of the top homes in Redhead according to residents and Government service audits.

    Overall Score
    Staffing Minutes
    3 Year Accreditation

    Whiddon Redhead Reviews

    8.4· Recommended by 72% residents



    The Residents Experience rating shows what current residents at Whiddon Redhead think of the food, staff, care and more. These ratings are from the 2022 Aged Care Quality Commission Survey.

    Summer Gladstone
    Summer Gladstone
     · 17/08/2022

    Horrible, heartless, demeaning, intimating, management team. Force you to work in areas and unsafe environments. High risk for residents of unmet cares. Extremely high staff turnover due to awful management team that just don’t care about their staff just the $$$. DO NOT SEND YOUR LOVED ONES THERE AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!

    Myles Tranter
    Myles Tranter
     · 04/08/2022

    My mother and father are both there in adjoining rooms. Mum has dementia and does not get showered at times for over a week. Medication is found in her drawers and other places. Staff do not observe residents taking meds. 8am meds given at 10.30am. Nil incidents recorded of medications errors, no fluid balance chart after requesting due to finding multiple full cups of fluid in mums room. Staff are wearing the same PPE gear from patient to patient. Now both my parents have COVID. Looks like PPE is to protect staff and not residents. My father not provided with PPE when mum contracted COVID. ATM, Whiddon is only good for the views!

    Richard Walmsley
    Richard Walmsley
     · 12/10/2017

    My father spent time there for respite care

    Daniels Family
    Daniels Family
     · 07/10/2017

    Pleasant. Long wait list.

    Sharon Csanki
    Sharon Csanki
     · 06/12/2016

    Every time I visit, the staff are caring and friendly, the meals seem nice and residents always happy.

    Rooms & Pricing

    $350,000 - $755,000 · 188 rooms · Concessional residents welcome

    John Read House - Classic Courtyard1Ensuite14-22m2
    Merewether Partial Views1Ensuite23m2
    John Read House - Classic Shared Ensuite1Shared27m2
    John Read House - Twin2Shared27m2
    John Read House - Suite1Ensuite Average room size is 24-25m2
    Keppel House - Dudley View1Ensuite23m2
    Keppel House - Dudley Standard1Ensuite23m2
    Keppel House - Merewether Garden View1Ensuite23m2
    Dudley Standard Sea View1Ensuite23m2
    Dudley Garden Access1Ensuite23m2
    Keppel House - Merewether Standard1Ensuite23m2
    Dudley Superior Garden Access Sea View1Ensuite23m2
    Keppel House - Merewether Superior Sea View1Ensuite23m2
    John Read House - Deluxe Ocean View1Ensuite24m2
    John Read - Garden1Ensuite14-22m2
    John Read House - Classic Plus1Ensuite14-22m2
    John Read Classic1Ensuite14-22m2
    Gosford Dementia Secure Unit Ocean1Ensuite23m2
    John Read House Superior View1Ensuite14-22m2
    John Read House Superior Courtyard1Ensuite14-22m2
    Gosford DSU Ocean View1Ensuite14-22m2
    Gosford DSU1Ensuite14-22m2

    About the Staff

    215 mins
    All Care Staff
    40 mins
    Registered Nurse

    Types of staff employed

    Enrolled Nurses
    Registered Nurses
    Personal Carers
    Speech Pathologists
    Care Managers
    Lifestyle and Recreation

    The average resident at Whiddon Redhead received 215 minutes of total daily care from a combination of support workers, enrolled and registered nurses. This is 110% of their daily total care target of 195 minutes set by the Australian government based on the unique needs of their residents.

    Things to know

    About the operator

    • Operated by The Frank Whiddon Masonic Homes of NSW
    • Is Commonwealth government subsidised
    • ABN: 49082385091

    Safety Checks

    • Certification valid
    • Has not received notice of sanction
    • Is accredited
    • 1 Year accreditation period


    120 Redhead Road Redhead 2290 Nsw


    What is the ACQSC star rating of Whiddon Redhead?

    Whiddon Redhead has an overall ACQSC star rating of Good.

    What is the price range of residential aged care at Whiddon Redhead?

    Whiddon Redhead has 22 different types of rooms which range in price between $350,000 and $755,000 maximum refundable accomodation deposit.

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