Radius Fulton welcomes residents home

Having flood-displaced residents return to Radius Fulton in South Dunedin is ''wonderful'', facility manager Robyn Bowie says.

The home's 10 dementia unit residents came back last week, after staying in various Otago facilities since the June 3 flood.

Next week, the McKenzie wing reopens, and 17 residents will filter back over about three weeks. They had been staying in other Dunedin facilities.

''It's been wonderful having them return.

''When you think of the work that had to be completed, it wasn't that long,'' she said.

Severely damaged in the flood, the two wings were ''pretty much rebuilt'', and Ms Bowie thanked the builder, Naylor Love, for the prompt repair work. About 50 of the 90 residents had remained, although some of them were evacuated for a couple of days at the start.

A reopening party would be held for residents, their families, and people involved in the June 3 evacuation, Ms Bowie said.

eileen.goodwin@odt.co.nz

 

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